Theatrical Breakthrough, The AMPARO™ Experience, Extended

Bertha Leal as young AMPARO

With a nearly sold out first run less than two weeks after opening to the public, AMPARO™ is thrilled to announce it will extend until the end of JuneAbre Camino Collective and Broadway Factor are proud that their breakthrough theatrical performance and cocktail experience is resonating with audiences in such a profound way. Additional tickets will be available at starting April 29.

This one-of-a-kind immersive theater experience is based on the compelling, true story of an immigrant family’s triumph through exile. After two successful pilots in New York and Miami in 2018, The AMPARO™ Experience kicked off previews to the semi-permanent production in a private villa in Downtown Miami in early April and officially launched on April 12, 2019. Post show on Opening Night, cast and crew were met by a standing ovation, with many guests brought to tears by this impactful piece. From rave theater critic reviews to notable mentions by top tier entertainment journalists, news media, spirits publications, and a variety of influencers and celebrities, AMPARO™ continues to receive critical acclaim.
“Like ‘Sleep No More’ meets the Cuban Revolution, ‘AMPARO™’ dramatizes the Arechabala family’s experience in gut-wrenching and up-close detail, guiding the audience through a familiar story of Cuban exile using the lens of this specific family and their business.” – Salon
“[I] haven’t stopped talking about it to anyone who will listen and even now when I describe the experience as I am urging family and friends to GO SEE IT, I get goosebumps.” – Broadway World
“’AMPARO™’ tells a particular Cuban story, but it speaks to others who lived their own versions of those events and to anyone forced into exile. The production also illustrates the particular power of immersive theater for those unafraid to jump in.” – ARTBURST Miami / Miami Herald
Written and directed by Abre Camino Collective, the new face of this production included the addition of Tony and Emmy-winning executive producers, The Broadway Factor (American Sun, Kinky Boots), and was made possible by a team of over 120 – outfitting an entire set from the ground up, engineering sound and lighting, designing costumes, building a cocktail bar, writing, directing, rehearsing, and promoting this innovative experience in less than three months.
Performing to sold out audiences, AMPARO™ is an immersive theater experience that transports theatergoers from present day Miami to 1957 Cuba, where they follow cast members through the Cuban Revolution and bear witness to the struggles and triumphs of the Arechabala family–founders of The Real HAVANA CLUB. Audiences are guided through the show on one of five tracks, where they experience this compelling, real-life story from multiple perspectives.
In addition to rich storytelling, guests are invited to a unique cocktail experience prior to and during the show, with cocktails designed with both historical context and to showcase The Real HAVANA CLUB in all its best forms by brand ambassador, Gio Gutierrez; and expertly mixed and presented by Cocktail Cartel. A stand out in this carefully crafted menu is the Havana Especial. This cocktail can be traced back to 1935, found in the classic La Floridita Cocktail book. It captures the traditional Caribbean rum and pineapple combination, with the Cuban fascination of Maraschino liqueur during that era
After each performance, guests are invited into The Real HAVANA CLUB rum garden, located in the backyard area of the venue. Covered with luscious greenery and a beautiful canopy of trees, this tropical oasis offers comfortable seating for guests to relax and sip on cocktails including favorites like the Havana Café – a spirited concoction with HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico, cold brew coffee and sweet vermouth; and the Clásico 1934 – a modernized take on the classic rum Manhattan named after the year the Arechabala family registered and launched HAVANA CLUB rum in Cuba; all available for purchase.
During this post-theater experience, guests can indulge in succulent small bites created by renowned Cuban-American chef Eileen Andrade of FINKA Table & Tap served from the FINKA food truck, which has been outfitted with The Real HAVANA CLUB branding. The FINKA Table & Tap food truck’s menu features affordably priced and approachable selections ranging from crisp Cuban sandwich egg rolls, black bean hummus, fried pork belly, ceviche de corvina, Jackfruit ropa vieja steamed buns, Cuban nachos, and Miami’s favorite – croquetas de jamón, among other options. As part of Sunday’s 3:30 p.m. performance, guests will also enjoy live musical entertainment post show in the rum garden making for a perfect brunch.
For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit AMPARO™ takes place in a private, historic villa in Downtown Miami located at 221 NE 17th Street, Miami, FL 33132. Watch the AMPARO™ trailer HERE, and check out @TheRealHavanaClub and #TheAmparoExperience to follow La Familia.