Barry Ball and Bill Yule's The Boys of Mariel, which deals with six Cuban men exiled from their homeland because of their homosexuality, will ends its run at the Hudson Gallery Theatre on July 24.
Directed by Valerie Landsburg, the play explores the lives of six men deemed "political dissidents" because of their sexuality. Sent to America shortly after the Mariel Boat Lift, they are quarantined immediately upon arrival at the Krome detention center in Miami and must struggle to adjust to the "new world" within the confining environment.
The Boys of Mariel scrutinizes the implications and effects of the Castro rule with a dark yet comedic style, according to a company spokesperson.
Featured in the cast are Glen Beaudin, John Freyt, Michael Kostroff, Orlando Valencia Montes, Danny Mora, Rene L. Moreno and Michael Santorico. The play is produced by Spotlight Entertainment, Little Orchard Films and Gary Blumsack.
The Hudson Gallery Theatre is located at 1076 Lillian Way at Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Call (310) 289-2999 for information. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent