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Alpha 66 (Dream Up)

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound, Ambitious

About the show

Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival: This new drama details the struggle of a family in 1960s communist Cuba. More…

A Cuban prison. The 1962 Missile Crisis. An American radio host beaming a constant stream of subversive conversation and music to this Caribbean island held captive by El Comandante, Fidel Castro. Two brothers and their sister await their individual and collective destinies by the cold, hard hand of a ruthless revolution. In the end is blood stronger than ideals? Can family survive the passions of rebellion? Two rooms. Two interrogations. One final conclusion.

Member Reviews (9)


Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound, Ambitious
Avg Score

Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if Cuban Rebel questions his loyalty to the cause when his prisoners are his own siblings. Fiery drama about human rights abuse and redemption

Don't see it if you are sensitive to this topic.

Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for an intense, family drama taking place during a historical event.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light-hearted, dislike family drama, or stories set in the past.


See it if Good play focused on one family

Don't see it if If you have no interest in Cuba or the revolution.

Ambitious, Absorbing, Cliched, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like historical dramas, serious family drama, are interested in Cuba's history and revolution, Castro, Che, the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Don't see it if you want light, fluffy comedy; are not interested in historical drama or the Cuban revolution. The story was slow to develop.

Intense, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you like-intense dramas-historical dramatizations-family dramas-somber stories taking serious subject matter

Don't see it if you want-elaborate scenic design-a lighthearted play

Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You like intense family dramas intermingled with historical events.

Don't see it if You like comedies or musicals or drams without course language

Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays with serious topics that focus on intense personal relationships between a few people.

Don't see it if One of the actors could be hard to understand at times, but not that often.

Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you want to discover great actors in a wonderful well written story.

Don't see it if nothing. go see it.

Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Original, Profound

See it if You like profound thought provoking plays.

Don't see it if You prefer comedies or romances.

September 12th, 2016
"The performances in this ninety minute show are haunting, tapping into the dark side of human nature, conveying our fear of violence as well as our hunger for it. If only Ramos’s drama possessed the same sense of complexity. The problem with the script is that it mounts the soapbox and never get...
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