Cold Air

Name: INTAR Theatre
Address: 420 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: May 9, 1985
Opening date: May 9, 1985
Closing date: May 28, 1985
Production Description
María Irene Fornés’ award-winning adaptation of Aire Frío, the masterpiece of Virgilio Piñera, perhaps Cuba’s greatest modernist writer. The play is set in pre-revolutionary Havana during from the heat of November 1940 into 1958 and is set against historical events, private and public lives. Luz Marina, an unmarried seamstress labouring with her sewing machines, is the main breadwinner for her family. Sharing the family poverty is Oscar, a brother determined to pursue his poetry which is understood and admired by his sister. He goes away for two years to Argentina. Another brother, Luis, lives in New York but he returns to Havana as an invalid whilst macho older brother, Enrique – who has his own family to support – visits his parental home to reluctantly give a little financial help. Against these hardships and the poverty, Angel, the bullying, unemployed father, deteriorates in health becoming blind and confused whilst the long-suffering mother, Ana, is carried to her death bed.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Virgilio Piñera Playwright
María Irene Fornés Adaptation
Donald Eastman Set Designer
Gabriel Berry Costume Designer
Anne Militello Lighting Designer

Actor Role
Al Casas Angel
Ivonne Coll Luz Marina
Miriam Cruz Ana
Leo Garcia Oscar
Armando Molina Luis
Katrina Ramos Child
Jennifer Valle Child