Characters (click to view)

(many parts can be shared by the same person)

Musical 1 has 7 major male roles and 4 major female roles and numerous minor roles.

Musical 2, tba

Fidel Castro (leader of the revolution and Cuban leader from 1959 to 2006)

Revolutionary leaders

Ernesto (Che) Guevara (revolutionary hero, from Argentina, died 1967)

Frank Pais  (revolutionary 26th of July’s national director of action, died in 1957)

Celia Sanchez (revolutionary heroine, close companion to Fidel, Cuban minister till 1980 when she died)

Raul Castro (Fidel’s brother – rebel commander during revolutionary war, Cuban president since 2006)

Camilo Cienfuegos  (Cuban revolutionary hero – died 1959)

Juan Almeida Bosque ( revolutionary – key commander in guerrilla army and held top position in government)

Revolutionary soldiers (26th July movement)

Huber Matos (revolutionary and Cuban dissident)

Nico (Antonio Lopez) (revolutionary)

Haydee SantaMaria (revolutionary, died 1980)

Abel Santamaria (Haydee’s brother, died 1953)

Melba Hernandez (early revolutionary fighter)


US president (these could change hat/accent/appearance according to who is in power) :  Esisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, GWH Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, Obama)

CIA agent

Soviet president (these could change hat/accent/appearance according to who is in power): Krushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko, Gorbachev, Yeltsin)

Anibal Escalante (PSP-communist party)

Manual Urrutia (first  – brief – president of Cuba after the revolution)

Jose Miro (first- brief – prime minister of Cuba after the revolution)

Heberto Padilla  (poet)

Eutimio Guerra (traitor)

Marita Lorenz (Fidel’s lover – tries to assassinate him)

Mirta Diaz-Blart (Castro’s first wife)

Fulgencio Batista (Cuban dictator from 1952 to 1959)

Batiste Henchman

Crowd – represent cross section of Cuban public

Crowd 1:  militant revolutionary and pro-Fidel

Crowd 2:  pro Fidel – used to be very poor under Batiste regime, now secure.

Crowd 3: whinger – was very poor under Batiste now moans about everything, even though he is better off

Crowd 4: A ‘gusano’ – used to be wealthy before and had property, now has the same as everyone else – eventually decides to leave island.