By Adam Hetrick
12 Oct 2012
ACE and HOLA Award winner José Zayas helms the four-actor staging of the romantic work, which is adapted for the stage by Caridad Svich. Billed as El amor en los tiempos del cólera, the production is performed in Spanish with English subtitles.
Love in the Time of Cholera will offiicially open Oct. 15. The cast includes Zulema Clares, Luis Carlos de La Lombana, Selenis Leyva and Pep Muñoz.
According to Repertorio Español, "Love in the Time of Cholera is a daring four-actor tour-de-force that will bring this famous story to life for the first time ever onstage. This lyrical, imagistic play focuses on an extraordinary love story between a poetically-inclined man named Florentino Ariza and a sensual, practical, yet somewhat elusive woman named Fermina Daza. Florentino swears to win back Fermina no matter the obstacles and consequences, making him both the antagonist and protagonist of this beloved tale. Spanning fifty years in an unnamed Caribbean seaport city at a time when cholera spread throughout the region, the story plays out in a series of short scenic episodes filled with poetry, song, movement and heightened moments of theatricality highlighting Márquez's trademark magical realism."
For tickets visit Repertorio.org. Repertorio Español’s Gramercy Arts Theater is located at 138 East 27th Street.