A Memory of Fire: Hatuey 

Institute History

  • 2014 Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA


Based on Asher Penn's 1931 epic Yiddish poem Hatuey, as well as the story of the poet's life – hisescape to Cuba from pogroms in the Ukraine –Elise Thoron and Frank London's musical work A Memory of Fire: Hatuey is set in pre-revolutionary Cuba of the 1930's, and tells the story of the legendary Taino chief Hatuey who led a valiant uprising against the Spanish conquistadors.


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