Celia and Fidel

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
March 3, 2020 – March 13, 2020

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.

Meet the Team
Eduardo Machado | Writer
Molly Smith
| Director

Marian Licha |Celia Sánchez
Andhy Mendez | Fidel Castro
Liam Torres
| Manolo Ruiz
Heather Velazquez
| Consuelo

Riccardo Hernández | Scenic Design
Nicole Pearce | Costume Design 
Roc Lee | Lighting Design
Lisa Nathans | Sound Design
Susan R. White
| Dialect & Vocal Coach
Susan R. White | Stage Manager
Allie Roy | Assistant Stage Manager

Photo Credit: Margot Schulman

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