A comedy about Beatlemania in Castro’s Cuba – published here in both the original Spanish and in English translation.
Winner of the 2004 Virgilio Piñero Prize for Best Cuban Play
Winner of the Royal Court/NHB Award for Best New Cuban Play by an author under 35
A fascinating glimpse into the social and cultural complexities of Castro’s Cuba.
Havana, 2000. Fidel Castro has just unveiled a lifesize statue of John Lennon. But former musician Johnny can remember a time, thirty years before, when the Beatles were not so celebrated in Cuba. He steals the statue and attempts to re-assemble his rock band. But dredging up the past only rubs salt into today’s wounds.