“Charla – A Chat with José Martí,” is written and brought to life by actor Chaz Mena. Mena’s one-man performance is set in 1891, with freedom fighter José Martí rehearsing a speech that he will deliver the next evening to a gathering of Cuban exiles in Tampa’s Ybor City. With time running out for the Cuban independence movement, Martí struggles to find the words that will spark the flames of revolution for Cuba’s freedom—Cuba Libre--from Spanish rule. Dr. Martí will answer questions from the audience after his speech, followed by a “charla” (chat in Spanish) with actor Mena.
This program is cosponsored by the Development Committee, Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. and the Florida Humanities Council. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, please call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.