Cuba Represented at This Year's Hollywood Fringe!
YOLO! Productions is proud to be bringing a revival of 'Til Sunday to the Eighth Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. Starring the show's writer, Nairoby Otero and directed by Michael D'Angora, 'Til Sunday will begin performances at The LGBT Center the first week of June.
'Til Sunday, a one-woman play, tells the story of a young mother coming from Cuba to New Orleans with her daughter in search of a better life. It gives a look at a family that defines what it means to be Cuban, what it means to be an immigrant and, ultimately, what it means to be American. Based on real-life struggles of Cuban families that came to the United States in the early 1970s seeking political asylum, 'Til Sunday tackles issues relevant in our national discourse today.
The play received rave reviews for its 2008 run at New York's Abingdon Theatre. With a film adaption in the works, Otero is excited for audiences to rediscover this story and the events that have shaped the Cuban American experience.
Nairoby Otero, a first generation American, grew up in New Orleans in a strong Cuban family with Spanish as her first language. Both parents were immigrants from Cuba. She is an actress, writer, producer, and public speaker. Otero is the founder of YOLO! Productions, a Production Company that aims to enhance the visibility of women in theater, film and television. Recently, she starred as Alex in the site specific production of Daniel Pearle's A Kid Like Jake. Other favorites credits include Roberta in the site specific production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Ilana in Rajiv Joseph's NYC revival of Animals Out of Paper. Nairoby has performed in ensemble theater and film from regional to Off-Broadway. Nairoby earned her degree in Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College. Her hometown is New Orleans, La and she imbues her work with the commitment and strength she learned while growing up there. www.nairobyotero.com
Michael D'Angora most recently directed the Off-Broadway revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Naked Boys Singing, and is a co-producer of the long running hit NEWSical The Musical which won the 2011 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical. With YOLO!, Michael directed the site specific production of A Kid Like Jake. Other favorite credits include the Provincetown production of Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical. www.MichaelDangora.com
'Til Sunday plays at LA LGBT Center's Davidson/Valentini Theatre located at 1125 North McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90038. Performance dates will begin the first week of June. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at http://www.hollywoodfringe.org or by phone at 323-860-7300. You can follow 'Til Sunday on Facebook (www.facebook.com/tilsundayyoloproductions/), Instagram (tilsunday2017), and Twitter (@tilsunday2017).