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OpenBooks — Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre
Mar 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| FREE
Theatre for a New Audience invites you to Open Books, a series of free evenings of lively, engaging conversation with the authors of some of American theatre’s most acclaimed new books. This Monday, March 14th, we welcome Yael Prizant, author of Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre.
This new work is the very first book-length study of Cuban and Cuban-American plays written in English. In this close examination of seven plays written since 1985, Yael Prizant reveals the intricacies of how revolution is staged theatrically, socially, and politically in the Cuban diaspora and on the island itself. Central to this text is the Cuban Revolution’s intersections with globalization, modernity, emigration and privilege. This profound and thoughtful book seeks to alter how U.S. audiences perceive Cuba, its circumstances, and its theatre.
Jonathan Kalb, two-time winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, will moderate the event. The evening will include an audience Q&A and a meet-and-greet with the author. Books will be available for purchase (and to be signed). Complimentary food and drink will be served and TFANA Subscribers will receive 10% off all books with their Subscriber Card.