Organized by the University of Miami Ring Theatre and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in association with FUNDarte and Cuban Culture on the Edge to celebrate the centenary of the birth of controversial Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera. The plays are produced by a combination of national and international companies and UM Department of Theatre Arts. Absurd Celebration was chosen as the kick-off event for Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami.
All performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. There is also a discounted Festival Package that includes admission to all five plays. Festival Packages are $75 for general admission and $60 for students and seniors.
Additional support for Absurd Celebration comes from The Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, The City of Coral Gables, Centro Cultural Español, ABC Charters, Xael Charters, and from the following University of Miami entities: The Cuban Theater Digital Archive, Program in Women and Gender Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Humanities and the Otto G. Richter Library’s Cuban Heritage Collection.