Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, By and Starring Marissa Chibas, Begins in NYC

News   Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, By and Starring Marissa Chibas, Begins in NYC
Marissa Chibas begins performances in her Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary May 9 at New York City's DR2 Theatre.

Mira Kingsley directs the New York premiere, which is slated to officially open May 13 for a run through June 2. Chibas penned and performs the show.

INTAR Theatre presents the work, which concludes the company's 41st season. The co-production with the Center for New Performance at CalArts made its world premiere at REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theater) in Los Angeles in January.

Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary centers around three figures in the life of Chibas, according to show notes: "her father Raul Chibas, who co-wrote the manifesto for the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro; her uncle Eddy Chibas, the frontrunner for the Cuban presidency in 1951 before committing suicide during a live radio broadcast; and her mother Dalia Chibas, Miss Cuba runner-up in 1959."

The design team includes Dan Evans (scenic design), Karen Murk (costume design), Rebecca M. K. Makus (lighting design), Colbert S. Davis IV (sound design) and Adam Flemming (video design).

Chibas played on Broadway opposite Sam Waterston in Abe Lincoln in Illinois and was also seen in Brighton Beach Memoirs. She performed in the Laguna Playhouse run of Sonia Flew and the American premiere of Colombian playwright Umberto Dorado's solo The Keening at the American Repertory Theater. Other credits include The Floating Island Plays, The House of Bernarda Alba, King Lear, The Predator's Ball and Two Sisters and a Piano.  Tickets to Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street, can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit intartheatre.org.

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