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Houses Without Walls

Houses Without Walls 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. 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.  "The mothers and daughters of Houses Without Walls,” Rodriguez Drissi explains, "could be any mother and daughter who has experienced separation, political violence, and the madness that ensues. This play is about walls—the ones we imagine, the ones we build and, ultimately, the ones we must tear down."

Presenter / Producer: , Manigua Productions

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Theater > Drama

Event Phone: 310-242-7592

Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre
5636 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90038

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 6/3/2018 - 6/24/2018
Sunday, 06/03/2018
Saturday, 06/09/2018
Saturday, 06/16/2018
Wednesday, 06/20/2018
Sunday, 06/24/2018

Performance Times
Sunday, June 3 – 2:30 PM – Preview
Saturday, June 9 –  6:00 PM
Saturday, June 16 – 1:00 PM
Wednesday, June 20 – 8:30 PM
Sunday, June 24 – 1:00 PM

Ticket Information:
$ 15
Appropriate for ages 14+?

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