Political struggles and a loss of innocence are recurrent themes in the work of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams). A Park in Our House is no exception. "Every character dreams or imagines a better place" according to Cruz. In this poetic portrait of the passionate heart of a family caught in Castro's Cuba in 1970, hope becomes visceral and dreams only more vivid. Cruz tells a lovely, bittersweet story of a family, a microcosm of a society warped by Stalinism, which rises above the merely political and unfolds as gently as a memory.