A Park in Our House

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by Dennis Zacek
Oct. 26 – Dec. 9, 2007


Political struggles and a loss of innocence are recurrent themes in the work of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics). A Park in Our House is no exception. “Every character dreams or imagines a better place,” writes 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 Communism—that rises above the merely political and unfolds as gently as a memory.


Dennis Zacek – Director
Sam Ball – Scenic Designer
Judith Lundberg – Costume Designer
Mikhail Fiksel – Sound Designer
Patrick Chan – Lighting Designer
Rachel Mikolajczyk and Claudia Peyton – Assistant Directors
Ellyn Costello – Stage Manager


Charin Alvarez (Ofelina)
Lance Baker (Dmitri)
Gustavo Mellado (Hilario)
Joe Minoso (Fifo)
Marcela Munoz (Pilar)
Bubba Weiler (Camilo)