ARTICLE FROM BROADWAY WORLD
Read an excerpt here:
“Manigua Productions is proud to present Houses Without Walls, written and directed by Susannah Rodriguez Drissi. Houses Without Walls portrays two generations of women coping with motherhood and madness in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Candela and Gloria’s stories are almost impossible to tell apart.
Each day, without reprieve, they speak to themselves and to each other across a wall. One day, however, the wall no longer holds, and Candela and Gloria come face to face.
Premieres at the Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 3rd at Stephanie Feury Theatre Studio, 5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Torn between historical and personal traumas, love, fear, and resentment for their daughters, Candela and Gloria simply can’t forget-if anything, they remember too much. Likewise, their daughters-now women living in exile-grapple with lives turned upside-down by history and personal choices.
Their mothers will die without them. Their own daughters, too, will leave them one day. Ultimately, Houses Without Walls reminds us that motherhood, like a revolution, is a life-altering event-often wrought with obligation, madness, and pain.
Houses Without Walls was inspired by events Rodriguez Drissi experienced while living in Cuba during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift when Fidel Castro opened the sea border, unleashing a major refugee crisis."