A Bicycle Country

A Bicycle Country

November 10-17, 2023

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By Nilo Cruz
Directed by Fatima Quander

Set in Cuba in the 1990s, A Bicycle Country depicts the story of three Cubans as they each come to terms with the lack of opportunity and resources throughout the country as well as their own hopeless circumstances within the system. As each character looks for their own version of freedom: freedom from loneliness, freedom from stagnancy, and even freedom from one’s own body, they embark on a perilous journey to the United States aboard a precariously constructed homemade raft. Nilo Cruz’s A Bicycle Country delves into the complexity of love, sacrifice, hope and survival while also serving as a poignant narrative about finding freedom and moving forward. 


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