Quiara Alegría Hudes
3 men, 2 women (doubling): 5 total
"The writing continually blooms with poetic turns and illustrative stories…Hudes' literary flourishes are splendid…Hudes' ties-that-bind, circle-of-life ruminations bear beautiful fruit." —Washington Post. "It entertains us and shows us the power of the human spirit." —Times Record. "Rhythm and cultural texture are the real stars of this production, and Hudes' script is a recipe for stagecraft of the most energetic and whimsical flavors." —Portland Phoenix.
Book/Item: YEMAYA'S BELLY
Book Type: DPS
FEE: $75 per performance.
THE STORY: A Cuban boy is born into a humble farming family, but after his first taste of cold Coca-Cola, he dreams of a world beyond his family's meager acre. Naively yearning to meet the "President of America," the play follows his epic journey into manhood and materialism, from farm, to city, to a raft sailing to the New World.