Iowa Directors Festival: Letters from Cuba

Presented by: 
Department of Theatre Arts
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 8:00pm

2 more date(s)

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 8:00pm
Theatre Building
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
David Thayer Theatre
Hancher Box Office

Letters from Cuba
By María Irene Fornés
Directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito

February 3, 4, 5 at 8:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Letters from Cuba seamlessly moves back and forth in time, place, and spirit, linking a recently emigrated dancer in New York City to her family across the sea in Cuba. The play interweaves familial, romantic, and platonic love into a singular feeling of closeness and affection. A poetic reflection on the act of artistic creation, on memory and dreams, on longing desires, and how the yearning of a brother and sister to reunite is so strong it defies the logic of time and space. Letters from Cuba quietly explores the connections and separations between people and across borders, through an ethereal, dreamy lens.

Iowa Directors Festival 2022
This production is part of the Iowa Directors Festival which includes four productions produced over two weeks, all directed by the MFA directing candidates.

Week #1 (February 3-5)
small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz
Letters from Cuba by María Irene Fornés, directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito

Week #2 (February 10-12)
Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams, directed by Kenneth Collins
England's Splendid Daughters, written and directed by Ann Kreitman

Tickets will be available through the Hancher Box Office. Additional information coming soon.

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