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Premiere: World

Directing team: +

Name Function(s)
Nelda Castillo Director

Cast: +

Name Role(s)
Mariela Brito Yara la China

Technical team: +

Name Function(s)
Jaime Gómez Triana Technical Assistant

Awards: +

Year Category Award Result
2012 None Premio Caricato Winner
2011 Mejor espectáculo para adultos Premio Villanueva Winner

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El Ciervo Encantado’s Cubalandia is a hilariously profound, stark, and unadorned look at today’s Cuba. This interactive performance by Cuba’s outrageously daring Feminist theater collective performs a new character that bursts into the national scene: the entrepreneur. She’s optimistic and funny! Yara La China has three licences and all the necessary protection: a photo of Fidel and Raul, and an Indian who can counteract witchery and spells. Yara offers excursion packages payable in the two existing Cuban currencies, and gives advise on strategies to recover what has been spent. To travel with her to Varadero, Viñales, Trinidad or Santiago de Cuba is always an investment. Her offer is unique, a bargain. To illustrate her itineraries she has chosen a fragmented map of the island --Lázaro Saavedra's 'Doble Moneda.' Her business is the country itself, and her potential clients are ordinary Cubans. This incisive performance shows the reality of Cubans for whom traveling is practically an imposibility because of Cuba’s doublé currency and meagre salaries. To sell a country is indeed a desperate act.


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