Becoming Cuba

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company | March 28 – May 3, 2014 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A new play by Melinda Lopez, set on the eve of the Cuban War of Independence.

"FASCINATING, PERSONAL & PASSIONATE! AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIUMPH! M. Bevin O'Gara's direction is remarkable, and all of the cast are at the top of their game." — South Shore Critic



"Enlightening, thoughtful & humorous. We learn much and leave the better for it." — Cape Cod Times

"MASTERFUL! A shining example of historical drama . . . OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES! Adela is played with beautiful elegance and depth by Christina Pumariega. Martina is played passionately by Rebecca Solewr . . . There is visual grandeur. Cameron Anderson's beautiful set is a handsome 19th century apothecary. The lighting by Yi Zhao is poetic, while the costumes by Andrea Hood are beautiful and timely." — Berkshire Fine Arts

"Melinda Lopez proves again that she's one of the city's most important writers."— WBUR

"Playwright Melinda Lopez is a writer of expressive vitality . . . She and [director M. Bevin] O'Gara demonstrate a shrewd understanding of the ways that the contradictions and conflicts within a family can mirror those of a nation." — The Boston Globe