Hierba Mala Nunca Muere OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    March 6, 2015
    Closing:
    June 21, 2015

    Theater: Repertorio Español / 138 E 27th St, New York, NY, 10016

    Synopsis: 

    Disguised as a blond Russian, Nataly, a young nurse is sent as an undercover assassin to finish off one of history’s longest reining leaders. Though extreme old age has done most of the job for her, she and her assistant Patín find that ‘el comandante’ is harder to finish off than either of them ever imagined. A hysterical comedy of epic, over the top proportions, "Hierba Mala Nunca Muere" is a hilarious look at what happens when a dictator from another era lives well past his prime in denial of a changing world.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Hierba Mala Nunca Muere

    In ‘Hierba Mala Nunca Muere,’ Castro Rails Against Change

    Neil Genzlinger

    March 19, 2015: The old bird is understandably confused. When he was a boy, Havana was sometimes called the Paris of the Caribbean. He thought he had put an end to that capitalist decadence, but now that he’s in his late 80s, some guy is suddenly trying to open Cuba back up again. And the guy is black. That is just one of the threads that make up the antic “Hierba Mala Nunca Muere” (“Weeds Just Won’t Die”), a topical deathbed farce receiving its world premiere at Repertorio Español. The old bird is Fidel Castro, and the thorn in his increasingly feeble side is President Obama, whose efforts to normalize relations have his head spinning. It’s spinning so much, in fact, that he barely realizes two people in his hospital room are debating how best to kill him.

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