It's a birthday party nobody will forget, a hilarious human comedy with a warm Latin heart. Abuela, matriarch of a Cuban-exile family, is turning 75. As the family gathers for the party and the punch flows, the Miami sky turns stormy and Alexandros, Abuela's bad-tempered pooch, becomes the catalyst for an emotional breakdown in which closet doors open, truths tumble out and the bonds of love are inspiringly reasserted. Commissioned by the Laguna Playhouse.


Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach CA — May 27-June 29, 2008. Directed by David Ellenstein