A BICYCLE COUNTRY By Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz

Miami’s New Theatre (THE NEW) announced its last play of the 2011-2012 season, A Bicycle Country by Pulitzer Prize award winning playwright Nilo Cruz running from June 8 – 24, 2012. This stirring portrait of three Cuban exiles and their harrowing journey across the Caribbean Sea examines the universal themes of freedom and oppression, hope and survival.

“Cruz divides the essence of A BICYCLE COUNTRY into the four elements of life-earth, water, fire, wind… like an impressionist painting in words. It tells a rather simple story in a language that sails across all horizons.” – The Miami Herald

“In Nilo Cruz’s play A BICYCLE COUNTRY, Ines dreams about wearing her best scarf when she steps off the raft in Florida. It’s a deluded dream, but sweet image culled from ordinary life. She’s so full of exuberance and hope yet living in a prison of a country where want frustrates hope at every turn.” – Oregonian

A Bicycle Country marks New Theatre’s Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez’s return to the stage after a five year absence. New Theatre audience may remember him from his roles in King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Twelfth Night, On the Verge and in the World Premiere of Tony nominated playwright’s Shirley Lauro’s Clarence Darrow’s Last Trial. Other works include his Carbonell nominated portrayal of Bernardo in West Side Story, among others at Broward Stage Door, Miami Light Project, Dreamers Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse, Creative Arts, Cuban-American Rep, Juggerknot, Off Broadway at HERE, Horizon’s Rep, Akropolis Acting Company and Acme.

Under the direction of Literary Manager Steven A. Chambers, the play is rounded out by New Theatre veterans: Evelyn Perez and Charlie Sothers; Production Stage Manager, Jerry Jensen with Scenic Designer: Nicole Quintana, Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana, and Lighting Designer: Eric J. Cantrell. A Bicycle Country is made possible in part by the Funding Arts Network and season programming support from the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

June 8 – 24, 2012

Thursday – Saturday at 8 pm &

Sunday at 1 pm and Sunday at 5:30 pm performances on June 17 & 24.

Ticket information:

Thursdays & Sunday evenings: $35

All other performances $ 40.

Student Rush (under 25 with ID) Ticket: $15 at the door based on availability.

New Theatre is located at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165. Conveniently located off of the Florida Turnpike, across from the Florida International University campus.

For tickets, call (305) 443-5909

Or visit www.new-theatre.org

For the original report go to http://florida.broadwayworld.com/article/A-BICYCLE-COUNTRY-By-Pulitzer-Prize-Winner-Nilo-Cruz-20120504#ixzz1txi6ZvMd

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