Books and Books on February 25, 2008 was once again a night full of energy, laughter,
tears and just plain fun. From the moment Marta said she didn't want to teach Punto, and first time cast member Arsenio said
(in a very heavy American accent) 'yo soy su maestro de ingles...' we knew we had a great audience. Yvonne's La Playa was
a journey in a car with a frantic mother driving to the beach most of us had lived through in our childhood; my employment
interview for a perfume bottling company was to say the least, surprising; and Yvonne and I channeling La Lupe as mom cleaned
the house was a surprise too. From then it was clear sailing through Marta's always hilarious and touching Los Quinces, Yvonne's
heartfelt rendition of El Avion, Arsenio delivering his deadpan, straight man delivery of lines like, 'it's a gift, really...'
and my new favorite piece, La Cola. From our vantage point, the audience seemed to be having a great time and we fed on their
energy. Thank you for a wonderful reading and for being such a great audience. Special thanks to our special groupies - Marina
Garcia-Wood, Carlos Reyes, the Sosa Sisters and as always, my fellow shipmates on the eighteen hour tour from Cuba, my Camarioca
family. If you enjoyed the monologues, don't forget to visit the Cuban, That's All! Store at CafePress to order your favorite CTA related merchandise. Remember to celebrate your cubanality!