"Engrossing and moving"
"A family’s complex legacy explored"
"Marissa Chibas has her own unique theatrical voice"
"Chibas performs with passion and pride"
"Chibas’s family album brought vividly to life"
"ArtsEmerson continues their trilogy of plays exploring the Latino(a) experience with a poignant one woman show "Daughter of Cuban Revolutionary" by Marissa Chibas."
"Stories that somehow make you feel you know these people in a way"
"The simplicity of the whole evening is one of the most stunning elements"
“Every family has stories. The ones in Marissa Chibas’s family, though, are particularly dramatic.”
“Marissa has a very particular ability to allow these energies of these people to enter her. I would not hesitate to call it a form of shamanism, where she lets these ancestors enter her and speak through her”
“Ask your parents to tell you the details of their younger days, and you never know what you’ll hear. Especially if you’re Marissa Chibas.”
“Although Chibas sees her family history everywhere when she’s in Cuba, she can’t find Raul or Eddy anywhere. The Castro regime has conveniently erased them from history.”
“Chibas manages to keep her story fresh by making it intensely personal as well as passionately political.”
“(Chibas) She hooks us emotionally at the outset, and we're right with her for the rest of her journey of self-discovery.”
“Chibas has a remarkable gift for impersonation… she embodies her various characters, like Robin Williams but with a purpose.”
“Her spot-on accents and eye for subtle gestures breathe life into her characters, creating an illusion of the documentary she originally wanted to make.”
“Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary is both timely and provocative.”
“she takes the audience on a journey of discovery that brings a fresh perspective to the tumultuous political history of Cuba.”
“Chibas is captivating as she takes on the various movement styles of the party guests.”
“This terrific, essential show offers a touching tale of a daughter desperate to find her roots and a fascinating insight into the inner workings of a revolution. ¡Cuba! ¡Acuérdate!”