Jay Alvarez's solo show recounting an escape from oppression and murder across treacherous waters on a difficult journey to America. More…
Castro and his oppressive murderers took control in 1959 after Batista’s midnight escape, leading to the horror of parents parting with their children in order to get them to the safety of the United States and out of harm's way under Operation Peter Pan. So unfolds the real life story of writer-performer Jay Alvarez. Playing family members and friends in this one-man show about his middle of the night exodus in March 1964, when he was 4 years old. The whispers and churning waters transport him, his father Humberto, his mother Chiqui, his abuelo and sundry other relatives and friends out of the grasp of madness and murder.
See it if you enjoy one-man shows exuberantly performed with equal doses of hilarity and heartbreak. Bonus points if you are Cuban or know Cubans.
Don't see it if you are a nationalist trumpeter.