CUBA: PUNTO X

Genre: Drama
Ivan Acosta

 

The play takes place in 2020.  And the dictatorship of the Castro brothers is over.  According to expert analysts, through the years the military communist regime in Cuba, created several secret spots that were extracted from the geography of the Cuban archipelago.  One such site is the point X, somewhere in the Sierra Maestra Mountains.  At that point X, is in hiding, the former commander Eulalio and his assistant and lover, Yari. Both have spent several years in hiding, waiting to be rescued and smuggled out of the island.  Commander Eulalio was notable for its abuses and violation of human rights of many citizens.  Dozens of researchers supported by the International Commission for Human Rights, relentlessly pursue the fugitives, who are former members of the military apparatus, which distinguished themselves by their abuses and violations.  CUBA: POINT X, through its three characters, "Commander Eulalio", semi kidnapped girlfriend, "Yari", and the researcher, "Adrian", poses in fiction, a look of a future hypothetical situation in Cuba.  (Presented in Spanish with English subtitles)

Open:   09/20/12
Close:   09/30/12

Schedule:
Wednesday - Saturday 8:00 PM
Sundays 4:00 PM
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Alfonso Rey: Actor, graduated from the Rajatabla Foundation in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked with the following directors: Carlos Giménez, Rodolfo Santana, René Buch, Jorge Alí  Triana, Roberto Stopello, Vicente Albarracin Akran Stanek among others. Some of his theater credits include “Peer Gynt”, “Macbeth”, “La Cocina”, “Passport”, “La Vida es Sueño”, “La Fiesta del Chivo”, “La Dama Duende”, “El Beso de la Mujer Araña”, “Mira mi Casa Nueva”, y “Nunca entregues tu Corazón a una Muñeca Sueca” among others. He is also a director and lighting and sound designer. In 2005 he moved to New York City and since then belongs to the staff of Spanish Repertory Theatre.

 

Dalia Davi is an award-winning actress from the South Bronx, New York.  Her theater work spans through The Spanish Repertory Theater, Pregones Theater, The 47th Street Theater, Ping Chong & Company for Lincoln Center Institute, Theater for the New City, Queens Theater in the Park, Drama Studio London, Casa de La Cultura in Cozumel Mexico, and The Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab.

 

Dalia played the lead role in the award-winning Puerto Rican short film GABI- official Selection TriBeca Film Festival and HBO NYILFF. www.gabifilm.com. Other film and TV work includes key roles in the independent films The Southside, Eliott Loves, and the Spanish TV mini-series EL DON for Telemicro International.

 

Voted Best Theatre Actress 2012 by Association of Latino Entertainment Critics- ACE Award, for her role as Minerva Mirabal in the theatrical adaptation of the novel, In the Time of the Butterflies. Winner for Best Leading Actress 2011 at CineARS film festival for her role as GABI. Two-time HOLA Award winner and an ACE Award nomination for Best Upcoming Actress 2008.

 

Dalia is in development of her first off-Broadway solo show Queen of Technicolor. A multi-media show about 1940s dominican born actress Maria Montez star of films such as Arabian Nights and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

 

Lucio Fernandez has had a varied and successful career working extensively as an actor, singer, dancer, director, and producer.  He recently performed his one-man show entitled "Lucio...Less Cuban Than Ever" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC which received rave reviews.  His previous one-man show “The Cuban Kid” played several  successful runs at Don’t Tell Mama and at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, and received a MAC Award nomination.  As a vocalist, he has appeared in concert as a solo artist and has released two music CD's entitled "Enamorado" and "Volver a Ti" as well as a poetry CD featuring his own poetry entitled “Lucio Fernandez, Poetry”.  He is currently in the  studio recording a new CD to be released Fall of 2012.

 

Lucio has traveled the world with several Broadway shows including WEST SIDE STORY, GUYS AND DOLLS, A CHORUS LINE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and ON THE TOWN.  He has worked with many of Broadway's leading directors and choreographers, including Jerome Robbins, Jerry Zaks, Michael Peters, Robert Longbottom, and Alan Johnson.  For three years, he was a principal actor with Repertorio Español in NYC where he performed in STRAWBERRY & CHOCOLATE, VIEQUES, LUMINARIA, EL PUBLICO, EL CANO, TE JURO JUANA..., and THE NEXT STOP.  Lucio also starred in the Off-Broadway play "Speedo & The Straight Man" at the Kraine Theater in NYC for which he received much acclaim.

 

Lucio has performed alongside many great artists including Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Kelly, The Pointer Sisters, Tommy Tune, Susan Lucci, Shirley Verrett, Lupita Ferrer, and Lorna Luft.  He has performed at many of the world's finest theatres including Lincoln Center in New York City, the Chatelet in Paris, and the Berlin Opera House.  He has made appearances on many television shows including a recurring role as an "orderly" on the daytime series ALL MY CHILDREN.  Most recently he was seen on the Emmy Award winning show 30 ROCK on NBC, LOUIE on FX, and The Jimmy Fallon show on NBC.  Presently, he is the host of the television show LIVE ON STAGE on CABLEVISION, COMCAST, Time Warner Cable, RCN, and Verizon FIOS.  Lucio has appeared in many television and radio commercials for products such as Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Sprite, Panasonic, Kudos, Verizon, etc.  He has worked extensively as a voice-over artist, and did the looping for the role of "Lazaro" in the award winning feature film "Before Night Falls", and on the feature film "Che" starring Benicio Del Toro.  Recently he has appeared in concert alongside such notable Latin recording artists as Jose Luis Rodriguez “El Puma”, Sophy de Puerto Rico, Elio Roca, Malena Burke, and Roberto Ledesma.

 

Lucio is the author of "Union City in Pictures", two poetry books, two children's books, and a dozen plays.  He has directed, choreographed, and produced many shows, from big musicals to one-character plays, from children's performances to benefit concerts. His comedy TILL DEATH DO US PART premiered at The Grace Theatre in 2001, and then played at Newark Symphony Hall, followed by a run at The Gramercy Arts Theatre in NYC. His family musical FRIEND WANTED also premiered at The Grace Theatre before touring through many of New Jersey's best theatres. His original production, HAVANA MOON, The Musical played to a sold-out audience at Newark Symphony Hall, then at the Park Performing Arts Center.

 

Lucio is founder of MeLu Communications Group, a production and public relations company.  The company has produced several films including "Vampire in Union City", "Massacre in the Woods", and "Cubanoson: The Story".

 

Lucio was co-founder and Artistic Director of The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc., the premiere presenter of bilingual and Spanish language theatre in the State of New Jersey.  He has taught dance, drama, and playwriting, as well as participated in many school career days, and lectured at many organizations.

 

He has received many awards including the Premio ARTE Award, as well as several proclamations and citations for his artistic achievements and contributions to the community.

 

Lucio is presently Commissioner of the City of Union City.  He has served as Chairman of the Union City Redevelopment Board, Trustee of the Union City Board of Education, Commissioner for the Union City Housing Authority, President of the Union City Public Library Friends, Inc., President of the Union City Day Care Program, and as member of several other committees.  Lucio is a graduate of Rutgers University, and studied acting in New York City with the legendary acting teacher Bobby Lewis.