Becoming Cuba

In 1897 Cuba on the eve of the Spanish-American War, spirited widow Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, she must choose between loyalty to country or to family. Commissioned by North Coast Repertory Theatre.



Fascinating, personal & passionate! an unforgettable triumph! — South Shore Critic

Wonderfully written & very funny! — Jared Bowen, WGBH

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

Masterful! A shining example of historical drama. — Berkshire Fine Arts

Passion, history and magical realism converge! — San Diego City Beat

An intriguing drama..heartfelt and creative. — The La Jolla Light

Top notch! Quite charming and appealing. — The San Diego Examiner

Production History

North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach CA — May 29-June 23, 2013. Directed by David Ellenstein. 

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston MA — March 28-May 3, 2014. Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara.