JULIAN AND ROMERO to Play NYC Fringe Festival
Rehearsals are underway for the return of 'Julian and Romero' (which first premiered in 2013 at Theatre for the New City). During the heated Cuban revolution of the 1960's, two young men find friendship in a UMAP Prison Camp. Tough choices are challenged by sex, faith and culture. Dreams and nightmares come alive in a play with music, dance and passion.
Set in the 1960's, JULIAN & ROMERO is the intimate story of two young Cuban men, a communist soldier under Castro's revolution & his childhood best friend. Both are now at odds with each other's political, sexual and religious beliefs. The play unfolds inside the inhumane world of a UMAP prison camp. It is an agonizing look at a rich cultural history, filled with music of Cuba's yesteryear, American drams and the will to survive against all odds.
Playwright and North NJ native, Alex Perez, whose own grandfather was killed in a political protest of Castro's bloody revolution in the 60's says, 'There aren't that many stories out there that discuss the pain of Cuba's secret past. It's important that new generations are reminded of Castro's atrocities. In turn, we can honor older generations that were silenced and the families that were torn apart. It's not just a Cuban story, but a human rights issue that connects on many levels, especially today."
There will be 5 performances of JULIAN and ROMERO (August 22-29, 2015)
at FLAMBOYAN THEATRE at the Clemente
107 Suffolk Street
(Between Rivington & Delancey) NYC, NY 10002
AUGUST : Sat 22/4:45, Tues 25/4:30, Thu 27/4:30, Fri 28/7:00, Sat 29/12:15
For more information and Tickets: www.JulianandRomero.com