Playwright wrestles with past in changing Cuba

The story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changingA boy growing up in the tumultuous aftermath of Fidel Castro's revolution is torn between his communist mother and alienated middle-class father, seeking to find his own way in a world turned upside down by history. This is the story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil that has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changing. Celdran, 52, takes a searing look at the fallout of the 1959 revolution, something that could never have made it past the communist government's censors in the era the play depicts.

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