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“King of Cuba” Tickles, Triumphs, at Central Works, Berkeley

“King of Cuba” Tickles, Triumphs, at Central Works, Berkeley

Cristina Garcia Makes Comedy of Clashing Cuban Patriarchs by Mary Volmer Pictured on the cover of Central Works’ program for Cristina Garcia’s “King of Cuba” is a sandcastle. It’s the work of a determined child, symmetrical and elegant in its simplicity. But look closely: the turret topped with a Cuban flag is crumbling. And what will become of the castle and the flag when the tide changes? What will take its place? Funny as it might seem to comment on…

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“King of Cuba” Dissects Revolution, at Central Works, Berkeley

“King of Cuba” Dissects Revolution, at Central Works, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Cristina Garcia Challenges Political Gangs by Tyler Jeffreys The world premiere of “King of Cuba” comically pits two political pity parties, left and right, against each other. Adapting her prize-winning novel of the same name, Cristina Garcia makes fun of both parties, and has us chuckling all the way. Garcia makes fun of two old men at war, in a Cuba versus Florida pissing contest. First, El Comandante, aka Fidel Castro (magical Marga Gomez) celebrates his 90th birthday…

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