WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In this exquisite, dreamlike sonata of a play, Greenfield Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) examines the resiliency of true love and the indelible power of memories. German-born novelist Bemadette Kahn lost the love of her life during World War II when he fled Nazi Germany on the S.S. St. Louis, a ship carrying 937 Jewish refugees seeking haven in North America. Both Cuba and the U.S. turned the ship away, leaving many of the passengers to return to Europe and perish in Nazi Concentration Camps. Bemadette's past resurfaces when a young Jewish-Cuban writer contacts her to research the ship's tragic voyage, which also claimed the life of his great aunt. As their relationship deepens, they are enveloped by a transcendent romance based on her memories of her great lost love.