manigua productions · Ages 14+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ANDREW MARTINEZ certified reviewer June 05, 2018
tagged as: cuba
Houses Without Walls is a visceral portrait of motherhood. Susannah Rodriguez Drissi's play offers a culturally-specific acto that resonates across more universal narratives of mother-child relationships, most notably, what happens to the parent after the child has left home. ... full review
ADRIAN CA certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Drissi’s play is a sit down to enjoy a plate of sole soup when all else left on earth to eat is bile. A feast of powerful performances from Emar, Hojas and De Leon. Highly recommend it! ... full review
ELIO IRUETA certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Loved it. Intimate and heart warming.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2018
A really compelling historical take on the [Cuban] woman's experience. I was transported to a heated place - literally and figuratively.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2018
My overall impression of the show was WOW, what an incredible story and what talented actors.... full review
KATHERINE KING certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Through the prism of mother-daughter anger and anguish, Rodriguez Drissi has created a biting examination of emigration, its causes and effects. Two mothers, living in the same house but divided by a separation wall, and two daughters, separated from those mothers by emigration to the United States, trade despairing accusations and hopeful dreams in searing language. A narrator creates a Brechtian distance between stage and spectators but eventually, parallel to the emotional trajectory of the dialogue, becomes part of the action, as the wall, for an instant, dissolves.... full review
OMAR LUGONES certified reviewer June 24, 2018
tagged as: Haunting · Beautiful · powerful · poetic · universal · emotional
At the intersection of love, loss, longing, trauma, and hope, Susannah Rodriguez Drissi's visceral tour de force is a raw, real depiction of humanity that will stay with audience members for years to come.... full review