A Park in Our House
Oct 26Dec 9, 2007
By Nilo Cruz


Dennis Zacek


Nilo Cruz


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


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.

Production Team

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