“Boleros for the Disenchanted” NY Times Review

“In José Rivera’s new play, ‘Boleros for the Disenchanted,’ the dreams of lovers and emigrants commingle in the story of Flora and Eusebio. They meet in 1953 in Puerto Rico — ‘Isle of Enchantment,’ as the tourist literature would have it — and end up, after a lifetime of immigrant struggle on the mainland, in Alabama in the ’90s. Mr. Rivera’s chronicle is as bifurcated as their lives, with the first act a gently comic romance about how Flora finds a husband, the second a darker inquiry into the mysteries of married love. But the echoes of the sad love songs, or boleros, of Latin American pop music reverberate in both halves of the play.”

In a Fantasy Realm With Joys and Disappointments SYLVIANE GOLD 5/11/08 New York Times

Posted by: Tanya

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One response to ““Boleros for the Disenchanted” NY Times Review

  1. LIVE IN ALEXANDRIA, VA. WENT TO S. FRANCISCO AND WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. LOVED IT!!!!! . IT IS A CLASSIC THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!!! MINEDGA ARCHILLA- MCNAMEE

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