Stefanie Sertich directs the production scheduled to open April 3 for a run through April 18.
In Havana Journal, 2004, Machado pens the story of "Ruth, a disillusioned writer and radical, [who] leaves the halls of American academia to travel to Cuba," according to production notes. "She hopes to find people there who share her beliefs and validate her struggle. It’s not until her return to Columbia University that she is confronted by the realities of sacrifice and idealism."
The cast features Crystal Field, Juan Javier Cardenas, David Skeist and Liam Torres. The design team includes Maruti Evans (set and lighting), Michael Bevins (costume) and Elizabeth Rhodes (sound).
Cuban-born and American-raised playwright Machado has penned more than 40 plays including The Floating Island Plays, Once Removed, Stevie Wants To Play The Blues, A Burning Beach, Havana Is Waiting and The Cook. Machado serves as the artistic director of INTAR Theatre and is head of Playwriting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Tickest to Havana Journal, 2004 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (between Ninth and Tenth St.), are available by calling (212) 254-1109 or online at theaterforthenewcity.net.