Posted by careful-sharks on May 28, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 3 comments
Wow! I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to experience your high quality creative performance “Be Careful” The Sharks Will Eat You! last night 10/26/2012
I think you might be interested in what the rest of the world. Canada for sure was being told about what was going on in Cuba at the time.
On 27 October a U-2 was shot down by a Soviet missile crew, an action that could have resulted in immediate retaliation from the Kennedy crisis cabinet, according to Secretary of Defense McNamara’s later testimony. However, in the event itself, Kennedy stayed his hand and the negotiations continued.
The confrontation ended on October 28, 1962, when Kennedy and United Nations Secretary-General U Thant reached an agreement with Khrushchev. Publicly, the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons in Cuba and return them to the Soviet Union, subject to United Nations verification, in exchange for a US public declaration and agreement never to invade Cuba. Secretly, the US agreed that it would dismantle all US-built Jupiter IRBMs deployed in Turkey and Italy.
After the removal of the missiles and Ilyushin Il-28 light bombers, the blockade was formally ended at 6:45 pm EDT on November 20, 1962. An additional outcome of the negotiations was the creation of the Moscow–Washington hotline, a direct communications link between Moscow and Washington, D.C.
So, today, 10/27/2012 is kind of a Happy Anniversary of Diplomacy Day. I can tell you, personally, we were feeling pretty shitless at the time. I’m older than I look – I hope….
My friend and I were fortunate enough to catch the brilliant Jay Alvarez play “Be Careful, the Sharks Will Eat You” Today afternoon (2/17). He not only wrote the play but acted every character to perfection. The play is funny and also quite sad (yes, I am not ashamed to say that I wiped away many a tear). Mr Alvarez is touching and funny and a great actor.
This play is not just for Cuban/Americans, as I am, but for everyone of every nationality and faith. It is relevant for anyone who left his/her place of birth and for anyone whose ancestors did decades ago or a century ago. We all came from somewhere, didn’t we?
Bravo, Mr. Alvarez!
We attended today’s performance (03/03) and loved the show and Mr. Alvarez performance as much as the first time. This time we brought three friends with us and they too were totally involved in the story and Jay’s performance.
All five of us highly recommend this show and will continue to sing its praises.
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