Here's Lucie: Arnaz Stars in Machado's Tale of Cuban Exiles, Once Removed, in Miami

News   Here's Lucie: Arnaz Stars in Machado's Tale of Cuban Exiles, Once Removed, in Miami
Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Cuban-American entertainer Desi Arnaz, stars in Coconut Grove Playhouse's staging of Eduardo Machado's Once Removed, about five Cuban exiles, beginning April 22.

"Humor and pathos explode in this spirited play about five Cuban exiles who have fled Castro's Cuba a few months prior to the 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco," according to production notes from the Miami-area not-for-profit. Opening for this final play of Coconut Grove's 2002-03 mainstage season is April 25, with performances continuing to May 18.

Lucie Arnaz starred in New York's They're Playing Our Song, Lost in Yonkers and Grace and Glorie, and in the first national companies of Seesaw, Whose Life is it Anyway?, Social Security and My One and Only.

Most recently, she appeared in the London premiere of Witches of Eastwick. She also played TV roles in "The Lucie Arnaz Show," "Abduction of Innocence," Sons and Daughters" and "Here's Lucy."

The Once Removed cast also includes Gilbert Cruz, Fiora Diaz, Gary Perez and Lourdes Martin.

Michael John Garces directs. Eduardo Machado has written over 40 plays, including Havana is Waiting, The Floating Island Plays, Stevie Wants to Play the Blues, A Burning Beach, Why to Refuse, Related Retreats, Don Juan in New York, Cuba and the Night, Crocodile Eyes, Three Ways To Go Blind and Between the Sheets. Designers are Steve Lambert (scenic), Ellis Tillman (costumes), Eric Nelson (lighting) and Steve Shapiro (sound). Tickets range $35-$45. For information, call (305) 442-4000, or visit

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