When your father is the rebel in the family, whats a young girl to do? For Marissa Chibas, the answer was to exorcize the demons of the Cuban revolution by relating the tale of three towering figures in her life through a provocative narrative of political treachery, personal tragedy, and exile in the history of one of the islands most notable families. The theatrical performers story, Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, centers on her father, Raul Chibas, who co-authored the manifesto for the Cuban revolution with Castro, only to become persecuted and chased from his homeland when he broke with the dictator.
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She also reflects on her uncle Eduardo Chibas a reformist frontrunner for the Cuban presidency in 1951 who committed suicide during a live radio broadcast and her mother, Dalia, a Miss Cuba runnerup in 1959. Chibas portrays her gripping tale this Saturday at 8 p.m. as part of the Cultura del Lobo Series at the William & Joan Lehman Theater at Miami Dade College North Campus.
Sat., Nov. 15, 2008