The Cuban Museum Presents CUBA: PUNTO X as Part of 'Sweet Home Museo Cubano Series' This Weekend

The Cuban Museum Presents CUBA: PUNTO X as Part of 'Sweet Home Museo Cubano Series' This Weekend

The Cuban Museum presents CUBA: PUNTO X a play by Ivan Acosta as part of the "Sweet Home Museo Cubano Series". The production will run this weekend, May 29th and 30th, 2014 at 8:00pm (In Spanish, with English Upertitles).

The year is 2020. The Castro dictatorship was defeated years earlier. According to international experts and researchers, Cuba's communist military regime created several contingency hiding zones whose coordinates were erased from official Cuban maps. In a very remote location near the high Sierra Maestra Mountains, there is one such hideout. It is called Punto X. A former General named Eulalio and his (kidnapped) female companion and former lover, Yari, have been hiding at Punto X for five years, waiting to be rescued so they can flee the country and avoid being arrested and tried for the many human right violations they perpetrated. Through the three characters -Commander Eulalio; his companion-hostage Yari; and Adrian, the United Nations investigator- CUBA: PUNTO X, exposes through fiction a hypothetical look at a future Cuban reality.

Es el año 2020. La dictadura de los Castro ha terminado. Según expertos analistas, el régimen militar comunista de Cuba creó varias zonas secretas de contingencia - refugios - cuyas coordenadas se borraron oficialmente del mapa. Uno de esos refugios es Punto X, localizado en un lugar remoto y desconocido de la Sierra Maestra. En Punto X se esconden hace cinco años el excomandante Eulalio y la que fuese su asistente y amante, Yari. Ambos cometieron innumerables violaciones de los derechos humanos durante el castrismo, y aguardan en Punto X que alguien los recate y los saque de la isla para evadir juicio. Investigadores apoyados por la Comisión Internacional de Derechos Humanos andan en busca de los fugitivos. A través de sus tres personajes - el comandante Eulalio, su compañera casi rehén, Yari, y el investigador Adrián de Naciones Unidas- CUBA: PUNTO X brinda en ficción una mirada hipo tética hacia una futura realidad cubana.

About Sweet Home: Museo Cubano - The aim of this series is to bring Cuban artists, authors, performers and scholars from the myriad places of exile to Miami, the virtual "home away from homeland" of the Cuban Diaspora. The Cuban Museum is grateful for the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, through a Knight Arts Challenge grant, matched generously by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs' Targeted Initiative Grant Award, as well as private donors like Memorial Plan, Bank of America, individual donors, friends, and "pillars" of the Cuban Museum. In other news… construction has officially begun on The Cuban Museum's permanent site, the former Florida Grand Opera building, located at 1200 Coral Way. The building was purchased by the museum in 2007 with funds awarded from Miami-Dade County's Building Better Communities Program, of the Government Obligation Bond (GOB).

Performances run at the Onstage Blackbox Theater at Miami-Dade County Auditorium , 2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135. Admission: General Admission: $25. Students and Seniors: $20. Tickets at the Box Office: 305 547-5414 or through Ticketmaster. Information: (305) 529-5400 and Facebook: www.facebook.com/cubanmuseum.

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