MARIQUITAS

Photo by Sion Fullana
Photo by Sion Fullana

Excited to hear that Eduardo Machado has a new play.  I love his work and most of the time it features male nudity……

From the press release:

Theater for the New City Presents
Mariquitas
Saturday, April 27, 2013 through Sunday, May 19, 2013

Length: 2 hrs 15 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission

This spring Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of Eduardo Machado’s play Mariquitas, directed by Michael Domitrovich.

Set in a gay-friendly bed and breakfast in Old Havana, Mariquitas focuses on a group of Cuban jineteros (hustlers) and their older European clients as they satisfy the desires of their bodies, minds, and souls in a country with limited resources.

In the last 5 years, LGBT Cubans have experienced unprecedented freedom of expression due to the support of sexologist, psychologist, and politician Mariela Castro Espin. Still, the country’s history of marginalizing, persecuting and interning homosexuals makes faith in this new period of growth tentative at best. Mariquitas uses the struggles of a specific slice of contemporary Cuban life to illuminate a larger historical dynamic – the continued tradition of cultural and sexual imperialism between Cuba and its former colonizers.

The cast includes Omar Chagall, Matthew d’Amato, Ricardo Dávila, Oscar Hernandez, Begonya Plaza, Liam Torres, Ed Trucco, Carlos Valencia, and Ana Valle.

7 Comments

  1. I just saw this. Interesting play but it was long – 2 hours and 45 minutes with 10 minute intermission. All the nudity is in the second act. Liam Torres (second guy from left) strips everything off in the beginning of the second act and is naked for quite a long time (1/2 the time he is sitting down at a table). He is cut and trimmed. You get a good view sitting pretty much anywhere. Later on, you see Matthew D’Amato (first on the left) strip everything off when he is auditioning. He is partially trimmed and uncut. I was sitting in the middle but if you sit on the right, you may get a better view. Nudity rating: 5

  2. This show is about an hour too long and pointless, but the younger guys are cute. Not worth sitting through all the rambling on and on of the older guys. Sure glad I didn’t pay full price for this.

    1. Yes, I agree with Nuthinbutnet8. It was way too long, repetitive and boring. I was kind of surprised to read that the author is the Head of Playwriting at NYU. The writing was the weakest part.

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