I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Setting & Symbolism

Alina Troyano
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Cuba

The main character who is a performance artist, Carmelita Tropicana, was born and raised in Cuba. Although she emigrates to the US during the revolution, she continues to love and miss her homeland.

Havana

Many of the scenes that take place in Cuba are in its capital city, Havana. It is in Havana that Carmelita's nightclub, The Tropicana, is located.

Tropicana Night Club

The Tropicana Night Club is located in Havana and it is where she performs her acts. Carmelita and her friends flee Cuba when Captain Maldito threatens to burn them and the Tropicana down.

New York City

Carmelita and her friends flee Cuba by boat and arrive in Miami. It was not long before she and the others migrate north to New York City's lower east side.

Tropicana-a-Go-Go

When Carmelita winds up in New York City, she eventually opens the Tropicana-a-Go-Go which is an exact...

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