Reinaldo Povod is the 1987 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Robert De Niro, Ralph Macchio, and Burt Young starred in this harrowing yet often hilarious first play by a young Hispanic playwright in a sold out, limited engagement on Broadway. Cuba is a small time cocaine and marijuana dealer whose pride and joy is his 16 year old son Teddy. Cuba has great hopes for his son; what he doesn't know is that the boy has already succumbed to the lure of the streets and is fast becoming a heroin junkie.
"Vibrates and tingles with an authority that goes beyond the cleverly applied local color of mere verismo atmosphere into truth." - New York Post
"A play about drug people that has an almost startling warmth, friendliness and humanity. Povod is a writer of real promise." - Newsweek
Cuba and his Teddy Bear premiered at the Longacre Theatre in New York City under the direction of Bill Hart.