|Cuban theatre troupe to perform Oct. 9|
|Monday, October 03, 2011|
A musical that explores cultural and political events leading up to Fidel Castro’s Cuban Revolution in 1959 will be performed Sunday (Oct. 9) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cuban theatre troupe Teatro de la Luna will perform “Delirio Habanero: Un Desafío Musical Entre Celia Cruz y Beny Moré” at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
A roundtable discussion with the cast, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the center’s Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, will precede the play. Both events will be free to the public. Groups larger than 20 should register in advance by contacting Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz at (919) 962-2418 or
But through song, dance and memory, the actors revert back as musicians to Cuba’s heyday of the 1940s and 1950s. It was a time when casinos and cabarets were in full swing and anti-imperialists and anti-U.S. sentiments were on the rise. The play’s three main characters believe themselves to be following cultural icons of the period. “Delirio Habanero” features Cuban cinema, television and theater actors.
Since the mid-1990s, Teatro de la Luna has traveled the world performing plays that highlight the identities, histories, memories and current problems of Latin Americans and their immigrant populations.
The Stone Center and the Institute for the Study of the Americas are sponsoring the events. For directions to the Stone Center, at 150 South Road, visit http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/about/directions. Limited free parking is available in the Bell Tower deck behind the center, accessible via Old Bell Tower Drive.
Institute for the Study of the Americas contact: Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, (919) 962-2418