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
Saturday, April 27, 2013 through Sunday, May 19, 2013
Length: 2 hrs 15 mins
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.