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Cuba and His Teddy Bear - Full Length Play, Comedy

Cuba and His Teddy Bear

Reinaldo Povod

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573697869

"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. Pov…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - A tenement apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. September. The present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

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.

REVIEWS

"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.
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6m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Multicultural casting

CUBA
TEDDY
JACKIE
REDLIGHTS
LOURDES
CHE
DEALER

Author
Reinaldo Povod

Reinaldo Povod

Reinaldo Povod, known to his friends as Rei, grew up on the Lower East Side as the son of a Puerto Rican mother and a Cuban father of Russian descent. In 1977, his play Cries and Shouts played at the Nuyorican Poets Café, where Mr. Povod was a protege of Miguel Piñero. Bill Hart brought Mr. Povod to the attention of Joseph Papp, who invited him to become a resident playwright at the Public Theater ... view full profile

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