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