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'Azul' by C. Quintana

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'Azul' by C. Quintana

Every week through Dec 19, 2021.
Sunday: 02:00 PM
Monday: 07:00 PM
Wednesday: 07:00 PM
Thursday: 07:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 PM
Diversionary Theatre
No performance Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25). Wednesday performance is only Nov. 24 and Monday performance is only Dec. 6.

"Azul": a play by C. Quintana
Directed by Maria Patrice Amon
Cast: Diana Cervera, Olivia Espinosa, Zuleyma Guevara, Sofia Sassone.

On stage at The Diversionary Theatre Nov. 18 - Dec. 19, 2021.
Previews: Nov. 18-26
Opening night: Nov. 27

About the play:
Memories of Yadra’s childhood in Castro’s Cuba come flooding back as Alzheimer’s sets in, inspiring her daughter Zelia to connect with her heritage. With her wife by her side, Zelia sets out on a journey to excavate family secrets and discover a love that led her mother’s beloved tía-abuela to remain in Cuba. Spanning two countries and three generations, Azul fuses music and memory to explore a romance for the ages and the true language of love.

About the playwright:
C. QUINTANA, or CQ (she/her, any) is a queer writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. There is “other” and “in-between” in all of us; CQ tells stories that mine the misconception of dissimilarity and proclaim, “You are not alone.” Her plays and musicals have been developed and produced with companies including Barrington Stage Company, Southern Rep, INTAR, Lark Play Development Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Astoria Performing Arts Center, and more. Her play Scissoring is published and available for licensing via Dramatists Play Service and a monologue from AZUL, which was featured on the 2017 Kilroys List and had its world premiere at Southern Rep as part of the 2019 Tennessee Williams/Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, is published in The Kilroys List: Volume 2. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from WP Theater, MacDowell (Ernest and Red Heller Fellow), Playwrights Realm, Van Lier/New Voices at The Lark, CubaOne, Queer/Art, and Lambda Literary, as well as commissions from Audible, The Civilians, Palo Alto Playhouse, EST/Alfred P. Sloan Project, Peppercorn Theatre Company, and more. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.

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4545 Park Blvd.
San Diego, California 92116