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Spanish-language Miami play features actor in blackface


19/05/2018 – MiamiHerald. / A popular Spanish-language theater near Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood has been entertaining its audiences for months with a parody that would spur outrage in many other cities. One of the leading actors in the play performs in blackface.

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The response from most of this audience: applause and laughter.

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“It has been a hit and no one has complained … on the contrary, she is one of the favorites,” said Marisol Correa, who oversees the venue where the play is showing. “The character is typical of the Cuban theater, the negrito cubano , but the person is never discriminated.”

Tres Viudas en un Crucero (three widows on a cruise), playing at the Teatro Trail at 3715 SW Eighth St., features light-skinned Cuban actress Marta Velasco smeared with dark makeup, exaggerated red lips, thick, drawn-in eyebrows and an afro wig. A trailer of the play posted on Youtube shows Velasco pounding her chest, with her legs wide open while saying ” Bailar, tomar y gozar como tres gorilas” (to dance, drink and have fun like three gorillas).

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