The fate of a German ocean liner in 1939 is one of the darkest moments in both American and Cuban history. The M.S. St. Louis was bound for Havana, carrying nearly a thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution.
After Cuba and the U.S. both turned the ship away and it returned to Europe -- most of those passengers perished in the Holocaust.
And now, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz has raised the specter of that doomed voyage in his latest work, titled "Sotto Voce."
Cruz talks with WLRN reporter Christine DiMattei about the play -- and about his own harrowing experience fleeing Castro's Cuba as a child.
If you go:
"Sotto Voce" by Nilo Cruz (in English with Spanish supertitles).
On.Stage Black Box at Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
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