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The Leningrad Siege

Two Sisters and A Piano

Ay, Carmela!

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Two Sisters
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By Nilo Cruz

Directed by Paola Dionisotti
Designed by Nick Barnes
Lighting by Gerry Jenkinson

Havana, 1991

Maria Celia and her sister Sofia, under house arrest in their family home, take refuge in their writing and music.

The two sisters struggle daily to keep their passion and art alive. When censorship denies Maria Celia her husband's love letters, Lieutenant Portuondo offers to read them to her, but at a price… the sisters must then decide whether to take a dangerous chance on freedom.

Winner of the Kennedy Center Prize for New American Plays Award, Nilo Cruz's hauntingly atmospheric and profoundly moving play blends music, dance and sensuality to create a thrilling evocation of the Cuban spirit at a time of change.

Directed by Paola Dionisotti, one of the country's most respected actresses and making her directorial debut, this tender, funny and wise play is an unforgettable tale of love, memory and the inextinguishable power of art.

Nilo Cruz has been awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

“This passionate and colourful production … a vibrant emotional mix.”
The Evening Standard

“… a complex, thoughtful and gripping portrait of a society caught between fear of the future and the inevitability of change.”
The Irish Times

Two Sisters and a Piano enjoyed a sell out UK tour and London run at the Riverside Studios in 2003.