• EL CIMARRÓN
  • EL CIMARRÓN
  • EL CIMARRÓN
  • EL CIMARRÓN
  • EL CIMARRÓN
  • EL CIMARRÓN

El Cimarrón is based on the biography of Estaban Montejo who began life as a slave in Cuba in 1860 in the brutality of a sugar plantation. Living to the age of 103, Montejo witnessed slavery, its abolition, life as a runaway in the forest, the Spanish-Cuban-American War, and the Revolution. The piece is described by its composer as a recital for four musicians but Ted Huffman’s production revealed it to be much more compelling as fully realized stage production.

trailer courtesy of the Greenwich Music Festival
photos courtesy of Joanne Bouknight

Set & Lighting Design

Composed by Hans Werner Henze

Production by Ted Huffman
Directed by Ted Huffman & Zack Winokur
Choreographed by Zack Winokur
Costume Design by Austin Scarlett

Produced by the Greenwich Music Festival in June 2009

watch the trailer: