One man is a Nobel Prize winning author, the other is an infamous dictator. Fidel Castro and Gabriel Garcia Marquez may seem like strange bedfellows but Angel Esteban and Stephanie Panichelli's historical account helps make sense of this stranger-than-fiction friendship. Performed with aplomb by Marianne Fruelo, Fidel & Gabo is insightful and intriguing. Rarely does one receive such an intimate perspective into the private lives of such illustrious figures. Fruelo's voice in particular relates this story with poise, painting a compelling portrait of cold-war Cuba.
The story of the controversial friendship between Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garíca Márquez and Fidel Castro
In Fidel and Gabo, Márquez scholars Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli examine this strange, intimate, and incredibly controversial friendship between the beloved author and Cuban dictator, exposing facets of their personalities never before revealed to the greater public. For years, Márquez, long fascinated with power, solicited and flattered Castro in hopes of a personal audience, for he viewed Castro’s Cuba as the model on which Latin American would one day build its own brand of socialism.
Fidel and Gabo is a vivid and in-depth look at two of the most influential men of the modern era, their worlds, and the effect this friendship has had on their life and works.