Castro's Beard


Brian Stewart

Published by Josef Weinberger

4 Male 0 Female

On the eve of Fidel Castro's historic visit to the United Nations Assembly in 1960, a clandestine meeting takes place in Washington DC - a CIA think-tank whose sole aim is to take down the Castro regime

From the beginning, no idea is too far-fetched as tactics switch from destablising the Cuban government to outright assassination

Suggestions range from poisonous snakes in the mail, exploding underwater sea-shells, and poisoning Castro's socks to cause his beard to fall out, denuding him of his iconic symbol of power

And finally a plan involving Mafia hit-men and - of course - an exploding cigar!

As Castro's visit looms ever closer, the stakes rise in this satirical tale of desperate government responses to foreign provocation - an issue resonant today as ever

"A mordant, irreverent comedy that is also unexpectedly timely and thought-provoking" ~ New York Times

"Reality is rarely more scary and funny than this!" ~ The Off-Broadway Revue

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