Cuban Theater Digital Archive

The White Whore and the Bit Player

Directing team: +

Name Function(s)
Manuel Martín Jr. Director

Cast: +

Name Role(s)
Edwin Ávila Actor / actress
Antonio Candolfi Actor / actress
Hortensia Colorado Nun
Candy Darling Whore
Rafael Delgado Actor / actress
Ken Evans Actor / actress
Arturo Gines Actor / actress
Roberto López Actor / actress
Pedro Lorca Actor / actress
Carlos Noceda Actor / actress
René Troche Animal handler

Design team: +

Name Function(s)
Tony Cantanese Choreographer
Jose Erasto Ramirez Set designer
Van Labriolla Costume designer
Dale Mosher Light designer
Felipe Nápoles Sound/Soundtrack Designer
Carlos Noceda Headdresser
Lewis Rosen Light designer

Notes: +

The first professional production of this Off-Off Broadway cult favorite had 18 shows in the month of February with English and Spanish productions alternating. This is Candy Darling's comeback to Off Off Broadway after working with Andy Warhol. Tom Eyen has been included mistakenly as director of this English production starring Candy Darling. The Spanish staging had played sucessfully at INTAR the year before (1972). For information on the Spanish production alternating with this one, please click here.

Tom Eyen had chosen to direct The White Whore and the Bit Player when his Theatre of the Eye Repertory Company joined La Mama as a repertory company. It played in Cafe La Mama November 1971 starring Madeleine le Roux and Sommer Sally. In December and January it moved to Circle in the Square before their advertised European tour.

University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection: 

INTAR Theater Records

Manuel Martín Jr. Papers 


Author: Lillian Manzor (Spring 2004)

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