Cook, The

Eduardo Machado April 01, 2020

Cook, The Eduardo Machado DramaCharcters 2 male, 3 femaleInterior SetAs Fidel Castro storms Habana, a wealthy Batistlano is forced to flee to America with her husband and unborn child Adria begs her cook, a proud and loyal woman who values her mistress s friendship, to promise she will protect the mansion from the communist upheaval Over the next forty years Gladys keeps this promise, despite trDramaCharcters 2 male, 3 femaleInterior SetAs Fidel Castro storms Habana, a wealthy Batistlano is forced to flee to America with her husband and unborn child Adria begs her cook, a proud and loyal woman who values her mistress s friendship, to promise she will protect the mansion from the communist upheaval Over the next forty years Gladys keeps this promise, despite tremendous emotional and physical loss When Adria s daughter vacations in Cuba and comes to see her mother s old house, Gladys is forced to confront harsh truths Not only has Adria forgotten her, but now Glayds is accused of leading a life of betrayal in a house that isn t hers Gladys s struggle mirrors the cultural divide in Cuba that separates the delicately preserved past from the need to survive that is molding a rough hewed future from the majestic determination and nobility of the Cuban people Completely riveting Newsday First rate Machado uses the kitchen as a metaphor to examine the oppression and betrayals of both exile and revolution A shining theatrical experience The New Yorker Powerful The writing is political and unflinching Miami Herald

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