GRINGOLANDIA – World Premiere!

Image of promotional poster for Gringolandia – Courtesy of the Arsht Center

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

GRINGOLANDIA – World Premiere! 

By Hannah Benitez

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

May 7 – 24, 2020


Returning to the country he escaped from 50 years ago, a man returns to Cuba in search of a family heirloom. Accompanied by his non-Spanish-speaking son and daughter, he commences a journey of closure, truth, and an examination of cultural identity.


Set in various loca­tions throughout the island of Cuba, this fascinating new play by a gifted young, Miami-based Latina writer explores issues of cultural, sexual and gender identity, and the importance of embracing where we come from. Once again, Zoetic Stage takes great pride in finding and presenting exciting new work by local writers.

Since 2011, the Theater Up Close Series has transformed the Arsht Center into a showcase for some of the most dazzling theatrical work being done anywhere in this country. Productions in the series have earned 24 Carbonell Awards and 87 nominations.


The Arsht Center’s 2019-2020 THEATER UP CLOSE SERIES is generously supported by Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen, Alan and Diane Lieberman and the Hotel Croydon Miami Beach.



Five-show subscription packages are available now starting at the early bird rate of $145* until June 1, 2019. Subscriptions can be purchased now through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at Tickets for individual performances will be available this summer.