Eduardo Machado was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was eight. He grew up in Los Angeles. He is the author of over forty plays. They include The Floating Island Plays, Once Removed, Stevie Wants To Play The Blues, A Burning Beach, Havana Is Waiting, The Cook, Mariquitas, Worship, and Celia and Fidel.
They have been produced at many major regional theaters, as well as in Europe, South America and Off-Broadway, including among others Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, Arena Stage, The Cherry Lane, INTAR, American Place Theater, and Hampstead Theatre (London).
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As 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.
HAVANA IS WAITING
This comedy-drama takes a strong political stand on the divisive issue of the United States embargo with Cuba. The play begins with flamboyant writer, Federico, making his first trip back to Cuba 30-some years after immigrating to the States as a child. Federico is joined on his journey by his friend Fred, and together, in Cuba, they meet Ernesto, a car driver and lifelong resident of Havana. The three men get to know each other better and learn where the real boundaries of the world lie. The play examines the complex relationships that exist not only between men, but between the countries in which they live.