Northwest Premiere


September 30 - October 26, 2014
Morrison Stage

By Carlos Lacámara
Directed By Dámaso Rodríguez
Sound Design by Resident Artist Rodolfo Ortega

When a storm leaves their tiny vessel helplessly adrift at sea, tension escalates as six Cuban refugees find themselves in a desperate battle against the elements, each other and their past. Set during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift when Fidel Castro allowed Cuban-Americans to bring family members by boat to America, but only if they took “undesirables” with them, this play from a Cuban-born playwright sheds light on a rarely told, but fascinating story in American history.


Morrison Stage

1515 SW Morrison St. Portland 97205


“…gripping combination of political drama and family squabble, given a taut, vivid production…”

Marty Hughley, ArtsWatch

“This was terrific. Artists Rep always does a great job. I love coming here!”

Patrick Brassel, Broadway World

“Director Dámaso Rodríguez conjures a palpably tense atmosphere in the claustrophobic confines of the boat…”

Rebecca Jacobson, Willamette Week

“It is tense, provocative and enlightening.”

Dennis Sparks, Dennis Sparks Reviews


Bobby Bermea
The Lunatic
Andrés Alcalá
Rolando Conesa


Production Team

Megan Wilkerson
Scenic Designer
Russel Terwelp
Costume Designer
Peter West
Lighting Designer
Rodolfo Ortega
Composer / Sound Designer
Natalie Rae Heikkinen
Props Master
Karen M. Hill
Production Assistant