Celia and Fidel
About Celia and Fidel
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.
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Beginning with the performance on Friday, 3/6 at 8pm, each performance will be close-captioned.
Open-captioned performance: Wednesday, 3/25 at 7:30pm
Audio-described performance: Saturday, 4/11 at 2pm
Audience talk-back sessions with the artists will take place immediately after the following performances:
Wednesday, 3/11 at 12pm
Wednesday, 3/25 at 12pm
Thursday, 3/26 at 8pm
Tuesday, 3/31 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, 4/7 at 12pm