The heir apparent to a Miami political dynasty, Carolina Clarens, is the seemingly perfect candidate to be the next mayor. The only problem is…nobody likes her. Why? She’s an arrogantly honest candidate whose scorched earth style rattles the city’s political power players. She is tanking in the polls. Enter Alex, the slick D.C. political consultant tasked with smoothing out her edges and getting her the unpredictable Cuban Vote.
Based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, The Cuban Vote draws you into the middle of Carolina and Alex’s quest for the Miami Mayorship…and each other. A romantic political comedy that can only happen in Miami, turns into tremendo arroz con mango and all for the coveted Cuban vote. They say all is fair in love and war, but nothing is fair in love and politics. A world-premiere play by Carmen Pelaez (Rum and Coke, Miami New Drama’s 7 Deadly Sins, Fake), directed by Loretta Greco (New York premieres of The Story, Lackawanna Blues, Two Sisters and a Piano – The Public/NYSF).