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A revolutionary's daughter looks back

Marissa20chibas Marissa Chibas is an actress/playwright who comes from a family enmeshed in Cuban history.  Her father Raul coauthored the manifesto for the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro, fleeing his homeland after the two had a falling out.  Her uncle Eduardo, who ran for the Cuban presidency in 1951, committed suicide during a live radio broadcast.  Her mother Dalia was a runner-up in the 1959 Miss Cuba contest.

Chibas herself has been a mainstay in America's prominent regional theaters' including Arena Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, Baltimore's Center Stage and Miami's Coconut Grove Playhouse, where she appeared in a production of Edward Albee's Seascape.  She currently heads the acting program at the California Institute of the Arts.

Chibas has written a solo show about her famous family, and her place in it, titled Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary. The Cultura del Lobo series is bringing it to Miami as part of the Cultural Fringes Festival in conjunction with the 25th Miami Book Fair International.

Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary will be presented at the William and Joan Lehman Theater at Miami Dade College's North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami.  Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 14-15 in English, at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 in Spanish.  Tickets are $10 and $15 ($8 for students and seniors).  Call 305-237-3010 or visit the college's web site.

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