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Cuba Without Castro

As soon as Google realizes you’re searching for “Fidel Castro,” it suggests the term “Fidel Castro dead.” For Cubans and the country’s diaspora of exiles, that’s wishful thinking; the old man has cheated death so many times that he’s starting to feel immortal. But Punto X, a provocative play by New York-based writer and producer Ivan Acosta, imagines a future in which the Castro regime has finally been toppled. It’s set in 2020, suggesting a post-Communist Cuba in which holdouts from Castro’s dictatorship have sequestered themselves in secret bases erased from Cuban maps while waiting for their rescue and escape. The characters in this tense dramatic triangle include former Communist general Eulalio, his kidnapped former lover Yair, and the UN investigator on their tail. Whether by a violent coup, a peaceful revolution, or natural causes, the Castros will have to face the music eventually, and Acosta’s play offers a plausible look at the fallout from their ouster.
Thu., May 29, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 30, 8 p.m., 2014


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