From Cuba with Love

The Story of a Peter Pan Kid

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, Operation Peter Pan was born of fear and the human instinct to protect children.

 

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Operation “Peter Pan” was a mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban minors to the US between 1960 and 1962. The kids got letters from their parents in Cuba but lived for years without their parents and many of them went on to accomplish great things.  Father Bryan O. Walsh of the Catholic Welfare Bureau created the program to provide air transportation to the United States for Cuban children and then care for them. This is the story of one such “kid” and what it was like to come to America and navigate the world of the performing arts.  There are poignant, tearful, terrifying, and comical peaks and valleys.  Audiences love to see and hear  Dr. Manuel Prestamo tell his story of a Peter Pan Kid.   This is a timely theater piece of real drama that is relevant to our current world of massive migration and refugees fleeing to other countries.  Dr. Prestamo is a veteran performing artist with various performances all over the world.  The initial showcase performance of this work had the audience crying, laughing, and got a standing ovation, which is practically unheard of for such events. The show started getting booked the very next morning!