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El Huracán

September 28–October 20, 2018

By Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Laurie Woolery
Presented in Collaboration with The Sol Project

University Theatre, 222 York Street

Single tickets are now on sale!

Sign Language interpreted performance: Saturday, 10/13 at 2pm.


An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Community Conversation: An Intergenerational Response to El Huracán
Saturday, October 20, following the 2PM performance
Join Yale Rep, along with community partners Arte, Inc, and Junta for Progressive Action, in a discussion of the ongoing, cross-generational effects of climate change on the Latinx community and other themes from the production. Facilitated by David Mendizábal, Artistic Producer of The Sol Project.

El Huracan Reviews
Huracan Video

"How does one forgive an unforgivable act?” The stars of El Huracán gathered to chat about the themes of this moving, powerful new play.

"I see so much of my parents in the character that I play." The cast of El Huracán talks about how meaningful it is to tell a story of a multi-generational Cuban-American family with an all-Latinx cast.

“It makes me so excited to be a woman!" The cast of El Huracán discussed how it feels to be part of a play that centers female artists, female characters, and women's relationships—and why it matters to pass the Bechdel test.

"It feels like a good cry - like a cry I needed." The cast of El Huracán gathered to reflect on the deep emotions present in this world-premiere play about memory, aging, and family.

The Artists

Creative Team

Cast Members

Irene Sofia LucioIrene Sofia Lucio

Miranda, Young Valeria

Jennifer ParedesJennifer Paredes

Alicia, Dr. Kemper, Val

Arturo SoriaArturo Soria

Fernando, Theo, Young Alonso