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Yarini’s story returns to Cuban theater stage

Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A new version of the play "Requiem Por Yarini" (Requiem For Yarini), directed by Carlos Diaz, will be premiered by the Teatro el Publico company at Trianon movie theater in this capital on Thursday.

Written by Carlos Felipe and first performed in 1965, the play stars Alejandro Yarini, a reinvention of Alberto Yarini, the famous 19th-century Havana pimp whose story is a legend in Cuba.

The macho king, the pious woman who holds the keys to destiny, the magical world of religions and superstitions that coexist in Cuba among men and women driven by desire, appear on staging.

“Requiem Por Yarini” tells the life in a whorehouse where La Jaba screams and invokes; it is a concentrated Cuba with an intensity that is still active, and in which the voice of the city, the people of Havana’s San Isidro neighborhood, speaks through every mouth, as the Teatro El Publico company outlined about this new version.

The cast includes Dennis Ramos, Roberto Romero, Fernando Hechavarria, Veronica Lynn, Lisette de Leon, Fernando Ramirez, Ernesto Pazos, and Giselle Sobrino, besides new talents of the Cuban stage, and students of the University of the Arts.