Review for Óye Oyá: Milagro Theatre negotiates the troubled waters of Cuban identity in a new musica

OREGON ARTSWATCH

// MAY 2, 2017 // THEATER // CHRISTA MCINTYRE

The waters of a troubled past are explored in Óye Oyá, a buoyant new Cuban musical presented in Spanish with English supertitles at Milagro Theatre. Based loosely on Shakespeare’s late romance The Tempest, it has a book by Rebecca Martinez based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, airline pilot by day and prolific and acclaimed composer by night, whose music and lyrics for the show create a moving soundscape to explore modern-day Cuban identity conflict.

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