Tide Beyond The Rift by Fred Rohan-Vargas

Tide Beyond the Rift by Fred Rohan Vargas
Comedy-drama/ 4 Characters, 2 men, 2 women/ Full Length

Synopsis: Liza, a middle school teacher, has found happiness with her husband, Bill, and their daughter, Kelly. In her past is an emotional wound: As a child, she was brought to America as part of Operation Peter Pan, a CIA-run mission to remove children from Fidel Castro’s Cuba. As a result, she spent most of her youth in an orphanage. But she has put that behind her — or so she thinks.

One day, she receives a letter from her long-lost father, Sebastian, asking if he may visit her. She is reluctant at first, but eventually agrees. When they meet, Sebastian uses humor and understanding to overcome Liza’s natural caution. Gradually, they begin to bond, and Kelly grows closer to him too. But when Bill makes a sudden discovery, Sebastian is forced to confess to Liza his true reason for visiting, with shattering effect.

Cuban Children in the early ’60s who were part of Operation Peter Pan during Fidel Castro’s takeover.




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Contact information:
Fred Rohan Vargas
Email: info@miuprod.com
Playwright’s Website: miuprod.com

About the Playwright: Fred Rohan Vargas is the author of several full lengths, one acts and children’s plays that have been produced throughout the country and abroad. He holds a MFA in dramatic writing from New York University. Two of his plays have been published by The Riant Theatre (Anything But Black) and JAC Publishing and Promotions (Crystal). He is founder and executive producer of Mixing It Up Productions, LLC. He has received three nominations for his play Tide Beyond the Rift at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (2014) and has had his play Crystal produced in Bucharest, Romania the same year. As a producer, Fred has just finished a three month run at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre of his children’s musical, Yaki Yim Bamboo the Musical.

Fred also shows his ability in other genres by writing instrumental pieces for jazz, film and TV. A renaissance artist in the making, he has been noted by Song of the Year Songwriting Contest, Unisong International Song Writing Contest, Billboard World Song Contest, John Lennon Songwriters Contest and Great American Song Contest. His music is on a compilation of 3 CDs.

Fred has served on the theatre/dance grants panel for the Queens Council on the Arts, the panel of judges for the Daytime Emmy Awards (sponsored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and the Board of Directors of the New York Children’s Theatre. He is currently a member of The Broadway League, Theatre Resource Unlimited, The Dramatists Guild and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Tide Beyond The Rift was first produced as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival at the Jewel Box Theater, New York, NY in July 2014.