Directed by Obie winner Chay Yew, Rivera's portrait of a lasting marriage will play the Massachusetts venue through Nov. 15.
The cast is headed by Socorro Santiago as Donna Milla with Jaime Tirelli as Don Fermin/Eusebio, Monica Raymund as Flora/Eve, Ellioit Villar as Eusebio/Oskar, Maria-Christina Oliveras as Petra/Monica and Juan Javier Cardenas as Manuelo/Priests.
Boleros for the Disenchanted, according to press notes, is a "touching portrait of marriage spanning from courtship to enduring love. Act I of tells the story of the youthful, whirlwind romance of Flora and Eusebio in their native Puerto Rico. Act II, taking place in the U.S. 39 years later, reveals how the couple's relationship has been tested and strengthened over the four decades of marriage, from their homeland to the U.S., where they continue to share a passionate love and fierce commitment to each other."
In a previous statement artistic director Peter DuBois said, "This play is simply so beautiful. It is the most moving and intimate window into marriage that I've encountered in the theatre. I've never seen José tackle a love story like this. I think Boleros is among the most profound new plays written in the last ten years."
Rivera is also the author of Marisol, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot, Cloud Tectonics, The House of Ramon Iglesia, The Promise and School of the Americas. The Huntington's second stage, the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for The Arts, is located at 527 Tremont Street, Boston. For tickets, priced $20-$60, call (617) 266-0800 or visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.