March 4, 2011

VENUE CHANGE! Reminder: Mar 6 Hemingway HOT Havana

The Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba Proudly Presents:

Brian Gordon Sinclair’s Hemingway on Stage:
Hemingway’s HOT Havana

- A Fundraiser for Haiti Medical Relief -

Sunday, March 6, 2:30pm

Performance: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Wine & Cheese: 3:45pm-4:45pm

With special guest Dr. Keith Ellis, chair of the Cuba for Haiti Campaign, presenting his new book

First poet of the Americas: José María Heredia and 'Niágara Falls'.

All proceeds from book sales go directly to Haitian Medical Relief.


Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St (at James North just south of Barton)

General Admission $15.00 / Student/Senior: $10.00 / Children

under 12: $8.00 / Pay what you can, no one refused entry!

Tickets are available at the door, by contacting us directly at or at

Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W. / (905) 528-4508)

Don’t miss Hamilton’s only performance of Hemingway's HOT Havana. All funds raised from this exciting performance will go to the Cuba for Haiti Campaign, which supports the important work of the Cuban medical relief workers in Haiti.

Hemingway's HOT Havana is a thoroughly entertaining play, which offers rare insight into the life and times of Ernest Hemingway, his time spent in Cuba and why he so loved the old city. It is a bold, rousing adventure tale brought to life by actor, director and master story-teller Brian Gordon Sinclair. Hemingway’s HOT Havana is a superb one actor show that will make you believe Hemingway is standing right there in front of you!

Brian Gordon Sinclair, author of Hemingway On Stage, is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Denver. He has also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England and at the National Film Board of Canada. Mr. Sinclair is currently writing a six-play series, Hemingway On Stage: The Road to Freedom. The first five plays have premiered at the Hemingway Days Festival in Key West, Florida and the sixth play of the series is currently under way. A recipient of the Sir Tyrone Guthrie Award for acting at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Mr. Sinclair has performed in Cuba, Denmark, England, Holland, Norway, Poland, Spain and the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. He is now Artistic Director of Ontario’s “Children of Erin” Theatre Company. Mr. Sinclair is a proud dual citizen of Canada and Ireland.

About Cuban Medical Relief in Haiti

At the time of the earthquake in Haiti, 402 Cuban internationalists, 302 of them medical personnel, were already on the ground in Haiti providing free medical services. These, together with many of the 500 Haitian doctors who had been trained in Cuba free of charge formed the essential early group of lifesavers, attending to 1,102 Haitian patients in the first 24 hours after the earthquake. They have continued their work, boosted by an additional medical brigade which arrived promptly from Cuba. The Cubans do this work in Haiti purely in the spirit of helping their fellow human beings, without condition or expectation. All monies raised for the Cuba for Haiti Campaign goes directly to the relief and training efforts in Haiti. We believe that this kind of unprecedented and invaluable help which Cuba has been giving Haiti for twelve years deserves to be supported as strongly as possible! Join us to make this important work a success!
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1 comment:

  1. Brian's play, Hemingway's HOT Havana is available to buy from Newman Books at £5.99 + P&P. Email for more details.


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