Women Playwrights Series: Havana Orthodoxy

by Vita Patrick Morales

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30PM
Lackland Performing Arts Center

Inspired by a true story. A harrowing journey of courage and commitment by one family embroiled in the political turmoil of 1950s Cuba - torn between idealism and survival.

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. Limited seating available. $5.00 suggested donation (donation required to reserve in advance).


About the Playwright

Vita Patrick Morales has a BA in Italian Literature from Rutgers University, and a MA in Theater and Film from Hunter College. An educator and a playwright, Vita is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ.

Her play, Francis of Assisi, won the award for best Master’s Thesis for the Arts and Humanities at Hunter College. Her one-act play, All God’s Children, was produced several times in NYC, and won numerous awards. She also co-wrote the libretto for the short opera, Old Befana, with the late composer John Colligan.

Her play, The Final Tolling of the Bells, received the prestigious medal of merit from the Daughters of the American Revolution and had a performance in Millstone, NJ.

In March of 2017, The Diagonal Trilogy was performed at the Jersey City Theater Center. It tells the tale of an Italian-American family living in Newark during the cusp of World War II. Other plays by Vita include The Wall and Esmeralda and the Pacific Gyre. Both works make poignant social comments about the current political Administration and the environment.

In addition to teaching and writing, Vita is a reader for the Women’s Playwrights Competition for the Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, NJ.