Rogelio Martinez's new play to premiere at Miami New Drama

Friday, Sep 23, 2022

Poster for the play Elian

Play by Rogelio Martinez

Open Arts instructor Rogelio Martinez's timely new play, ELIÁN, will have its world premiere at Miami New Drama on October 27th. The show is set to run through November 20th, and tickets are available on the Miami New Drama website

Synopsis: For 40 years, the Cuban government and the Miami exile community have played an endless game of political tug of war…Then in 1999, a young boy is found on the shores of Florida clinging to life. ELIÁN is a story of hope that soon falls under the watchful eye of the 24-hour news cycle, causing each side of the conflict to pull harder and harder on that rope. We know the story ends with a boy in a closet, a gun pointed at him; but few of us know how it got to that moment. With explosive real-life personalities, painfully hilarious moments, and great compassion, ELIÁN pulls back the curtain and reveals how American democracy really works.