The Golem of Havana

The Golem of Havana tells the story of a Hungarian-Jewish family who escaped the Holocaust and are now living in Batista’s Havana on the brink of the Cuban Revolution. When their maid’s son, a guerrilla fighter, is injured, they must choose between protecting him and guarding their first fragile grasp on prosperity since their arrival. The Golem of Havana weaves together the music and traditions of two worlds, asking questions about family, community, religion, and politics.
Format: Musical
Cast Size:6M/4F
Notes:

Book and director: Michel Hausmann
Music: Salomon Lerner
Lyrics: Len Schiff

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Original or Prominent Production:
Performed at La MaMa, New York in 2013 and at Barrington Stage Company, Massachusetts in 2014. The play was also produced by Miami New Drama and performed at the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach, Florida in February 2017.
Nationality of Author: U.S. | Venezuelan
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Michel Hausmann

Experience(s) Chronicled: Survivors and Subsequent Generations | Escape

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