Naked Stage. From June 8 through 24, 2012.
New Theatre is currently presenting its last play of the season, “A Bicycle Country” by Pulitzer Prize award winning playwright Nilo Cruz running through June 24th. This stirring portrait of three Cuban exiles and their harrowing journey across the Caribbean Sea examines the universal themes of freedom and oppression, hope and survival.
“A Bicycle Country” marks New Theatre’s Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez’s return to the stage after a five-year absence. New Theatre audience may remember him from his roles in King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Twelfth Night, On the Verge and in the World Premiere of Tony nominated playwright’s Shirley Lauro’s Clarence Darrow’s Last Trial. Other works include his Carbonell nominated portrayal of Bernardo in West Side Story, among others at Broward Stage Door, Miami Light Project, Dreamers Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse, Creative Arts, Cuban-American Rep, Juggerknot, Off Broadway at HERE, Horizon’s Rep, Akropolis Acting Company and Acme.
Under the direction of Literary Manager Steven A. Chambers, the play is rounded out by New Theatre veterans: Evelyn Perez and Charlie Sothers; Production Stage Manager, Jerry Jensen with Scenic Designer: Nicole Quintana, Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana, and Lighting Designer: Eric J. Cantrell.
“Cruz divides the essence of “A Bicycle Country” into the four elements of life-earth, water, fire, wind… like an impressionist painting in words. It tells a rather simple story in a language that sails across all horizons.” – The Miami Herald
“In Nilo Cruz’s play “A Bicycle Country”, Ines dreams about wearing her best scarf when she steps off the raft in Florida. It’s a deluded dream, but sweet image culled from ordinary life. She’s so full of exuberance and hope yet living in a prison of a country where want frustrates hope at every turn.” – Oregonian
Performance times are Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. & Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There are two special performances on Sunday, June 17 and 24 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 Thursdays & Sunday evenings, all other performances $ 40.
Roxy Performing Arts Center
1645 SW 107th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165