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Philly Theatre Week - ¡BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS! OR WELCOME WHITE PEOPLE!

¡BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS! OR WELCOME WHITE PEOPLE! is a bilingual theatrical production that explores the role of “whiteness” in the contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American experience. Created through a multi-year collaboration between Cuban and American artists, BIENVENIDOS focuses on a recurring pattern in Cuban history: the dream of independence and sovereignty thwarted by a necessity to please and appease the “white man.” From the Spanish Conquest to today’s influx of American tourists and businesses, Cuba’s racial, economic, and political history is littered with hardships and compromises that have had a direct and long-lasting impact on the lives of its people on and off the island. BIENVENIDOS attempts to capture the particularities of this impact, touching on themes of survival, immigration and the diasporic experience, looking towards the past to understand the complexities of the present.

BIENVENIDOS premiered in Philadelphia in 2018 to critical and popular acclaim, receiving six Barrymore nominations, including Best New Play. In this remount, Team Sunshine will reunite the BIENVENIDOS creative team at Swarthmore College for two performances.

Devised, Valentine's Day, Bilingual

Director

Alex Torra

Performers

Jorge Enrique Caballero Elizarde
Lori Felipe Barkin
Benjamin Camp
Idalmis Garcia Rodriguez
Jenna Horton
Cheryl Zaldívar Jiménez

Co-Creator

Idalmis Garcia Rodriguez

Live Music

TIMBALONA

Estimated Run Time

2 hours
Feb 6 - Feb 16, 2020
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Venue

Pearson Hall Theatre
Lang Performing Arts Center
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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