This evening (October 11, 2011) at 5:00pm at The Graduate Center-CUNY (Room C-198) the cast of Cuban theatre troupe Teatro de la Luna, Linda Howe (Wake Forest University), and Ana María Hernández (La Guardia Community College) will discuss the troupe’s “Delirio Habanero” (see previous post Teatro de la Luna: Delirio Habanero). “Delirio Habanero” will be then be performed at Repertorio Español from October 12 to 16. Show times for the latter are: at 7:00pm on October 12 and 13; 8:00pm on October 14 and 15; and 2:30pm on October 16. The Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). Repertorio Español is located at 138 East 27th Street, New York.
Description: Alberto Pedro’s Delirio Habanero is set in 1990s Havana during the “Special Period in Times of Peace,” marked by the collapse of the Soviet Union and Cuba’s freefall into economic, social, and moral near-chaos. Three tattered souls who believe they are Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, Beny Moré, the King of Rhythm, and Varilla, the famous barman of the Bodeguita del Medio, made famous by Hemingway in the 1950s, sing, dance, and banter about their lives and troubles to escape from the crumbling world outside. Memories and song help them to relive glorious experiences as they face an inevitable fate. These interactions comment on political and racial divisions and fragmented societies yearning for reconciliation.
For more information, see Teatro de la Luna: Delirio Habanero and http://www.repertorio.org/productions/index.php?area=ind&id=152