Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents:

The Cook

by Eduardo Machado

Directed by Juliette Carrillo

November 1 - December 1, 2007

(Opening Night: Wednesday, November 7)

Seattle, WA - Seattle Repertory Theatre explores Cuba over forty years with Eduardo Machado's drama The Cook, directed by Juliette Carrillo. The Cook plays in the Bagley Wright Theatre from November 1 through December 1. Previews begin November, with opening night set for December 1. Tickets are available through the Seattle Repertory Theatre box office seven days a week at (206) 443-2222, toll-free at (877) 900-9285, as well as online at www.seattlerep.org.

The Play: In 1958, on the eve of the Cuban revolution, Gladys, a young cook, makes a solemn promise to her mistress. Before the wealthy family flees in the night, she vows to protect and care for the beautiful home that she worked in all her adult life. As the reality of Castro's revolution settles in, and despite the personal consequences, Gladys fights to keep her promise for over four decades. In Machado's rich, engaging, and deeply personal play, Gladys emerges as a woman with great spirit who lives by her heart against a backdrop of a troubled Cuba. The New Yorker called The Cook "first rate...a shining theatrical experience," and the Miami Herald described it as "Powerful....the writing is political and unflinching."

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