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Kissing Fidel - Full Length Play, Comedy

Kissing Fidel

Eduardo Machado

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573632877

"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


Interior Set


No Special Cautions


Appropriate for all audiences


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Kissing Fidel is set in an upscale Miami funeral home, where a Cuban-American family has gathered for its matriarch's final rights. The black sheep of the family, a successful novelist who has used his relatives as the source material for his books, much to their horror and pride, unexpectedly returns, announcing that he plans to return to Cuba to kiss and forgive Fidel Castro.


4m, 2f

OSCAR MARQUES - a novelist in his 40s
OSVALDO MARQUES - his father in his 60s
MIRIAM MARQUES - his aunt, Osvaldo's sister in her early 50s
YOLANDA HERNANDEZ -  another aunt, his mother's sister in her early 50s
DANIEL -  his cousin, Miriam's son, thirty
ISMAEL - his cousin from Cuba, twenty-five

Eduardo Machado

Eduardo Machado

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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