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Full Length Play, Comedy
"Kissing Fidel is at its best when the nutty family members engage in rapid-fire banter...there are some awfully funny moments in this offbeat look at the Cuban-American experience." - Broadway.com
"Formally, Kissing Fidel marries Racine to telenovela, unleashing issues of duty and restraint into a genre where people are oversexed, overwrought, and over-the top... Machado's aggressive assault on the realistic frame of the dysfunctional family drama holds great promise." - The Village Voice
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
Full Length Play
Time Period - 1990s
Settings Of Play -
Miami, August 1994, after midnight
No Special Cautions
Friendship, Hispanic issues, Love, Parenting/Family
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
OSCAR MARQUES - a novelist in his 40sOSVALDO MARQUES - his father in his 60sMIRIAM MARQUES - his aunt, Osvaldo's sister in her early 50sYOLANDA HERNANDEZ - another aunt, his mother's sister in her early 50sDANIEL - his cousin, Miriam's son, thirtyISMAEL - his cousin from Cuba, twenty-five
Eduardo Machado was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was eight. He grew up in Los Angeles. He is the author of over forty plays. They include The Floating Island Plays, Once Removed, Stevie Wants To Play The Blues, A Burning Beach, Havana Is Waiting, and The Cook. They have been produced at many major regional theaters, as well as in Europe and Off-Broadway, including among ... view full profile
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