The world premiere drama, staged by Henry Godinez, plays a limited engagement through May 17. Performances began April 25. The Boleros for the Disenchanted cast includes Lucia Brawley, Joe Minoso, Gary Perez, Adriana Sevan, Felix Solis and Sona Tatoyan.
According to Boleros press notes, "'A man must sin. It's in our blood,' says Flora's fiancé, Manuelo. But she will have none of it. Nor is she interested in her mother's idea that a witch's spell can make him faithful, or her father's proposal to have Manuelo killed. Instead, handsome Eusebio sweeps her off her feet and takes her from Puerto Rico to America on a journey of sacrifice and enduring love."
The Yale Rep staging features original music by Gustavo Leone with a creative team including Linda Buchanan (scenic design), Yuri Cataldo (costume design), Joseph Appelt (lighting design) and Veronika Vorel (sound design).
Rivera is the Obie Award-winning playwright of Marisol and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. His plays include Cloud Tectonics, Each Day Dies with Sleep, Sonnets for an Old Century, Sueno, Giants Have Us in Their Books, Marciela de la Luz Lights the World, Adoration of the Old Woman, Massacre (Sing to Your Children) and School of the Americas. An Academy Award nominee for his screenplay for "The Motorcycle Diaries," Rivera is currently adapting Cloud Tectonics for the screen, in addition to a film of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road."
Boleros for the Disenchanted will also be part of the season at San Francisco's A.C.T., running May 7-June 7, 2009.
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Yale Repertory Theatre is located at 1120 Chapel Street in New Haven, CT.