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The Happy Playwright: Desert Ensemble Theatre Company Founder Tony Padilla Works to Bolster and Improve the Valley’s Theater Scene

He left Cuba at age 11—but Tony Padilla remembers the Revolution. “We were in Santiago, near Guantanamo,” he said. “We could see fighting in the hills where Fidel Castro was hiding. At first, we were all Fidel fans. Then he said, ‘Now we are Communists.’ Everybody said, ‘What?’” Today, Padilla is one of the Coachella […]