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World-Premiere Power Play

Celia and Fidel

  • Credits

    Written by Eduardo Machado
    Directed by Molly Smith

  • Location

    Fichandler Stage

“A leading playwright”

— New York Times

Can one woman change the mind of a man and the fate of a nation? Fidel Castro’s most trusted confidant and political partner, Celia Sánchez, is never far from his side as he grapples with how to move his country forward. It’s 1980 and a failing economy has led 10,000 Cuban citizens to seek asylum at the Peruvian Embassy in Cuba. Castro must decide what kind of a leader he wants to be: merciful or mighty. Imbued with magical realism, Arena Stage’s seventh Power Play imagines a conversation between Cuba’s most influential female revolutionary and its most notorious political leader in a contest between morality and power.

Cast

Coming soon.

Creative

EDUARDO MACHADO

Playwright

MOLLY SMITH

Director

Accessible Performances

Closed Captioning
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Open Captioning
Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Audio Described
Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

Events

Post-Show Discussions
Wednesday, March 11 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7 at 12 p.m.