Based on three decades of letters Maria Irene Fornes received from her brother in Havana, Letters from Cuba moves from New York City to Cuba at the turn of the twenty-first century. A New York apartment dominates the stage, with Cuba represented simply as the roof above it. This apartment is shared by three young artists: Joseph, a poet, Marc, an artist, and Fran, a dancer studying in the city. Marc and Joseph discuss writing poetry and their love for Fran, while Fran weaves in and out of their sphere. Letters from her brother, Luis, punctuate her days. He has remained in Cuba with his wife and son, but life under a communist regime is tough for them all. Luis struggles being separated from his sister but, ultimately, he cannot leave his homeland behind. Letters from Cuba quietly explores the basic connections and separations between people and across borders, through an ethereal, dreamy lens.
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