David on May 16th, 2009
This week, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) opened a powerful and deeply moving new play, Boleros for the Disenchanted, written by Jose Rivera, two-time OBIE Award winner and Academy Award-nominee (Best Adapted Screenplay for The Motorcycle Diaries), and directed by Carey Perloff. Rivera returns to his native Puerto Rico to explore themes of love, memories, death and hope in a vibrant, fresh story that span 40 years. Acclaimed actors Rachel Ticotin (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Total Recall, and Broadway’s Macbeth) and Robert Beltran (Star Trek: Voyager, Big Love) star alongside the fresh new talents of Drew Cortese, Lela Loren, Dion Mucciacito, and Michele Vazquez in their A.C.T. debut.
This is one of ACT’s finest new productions. The play runs on ACT’s main stage at the historic and beautiful Geary Theatre, San Francisco’s oldest theatre, through 5/31/09. To learn more about Boleros for the Disenchanted, visit the official ACT website by clicking here. To purchase tickets, click here.
“The most theatrically satisfying production of the Bay Area season and what could well be remembered as one of A.C.T.’s all-time watershed productions . . . stunning performances . . . a profoundly moving love story” —Contra Costa Times
“Pure delight . . . a funny, romantic, winning story!” —San Francisco Examiner
“Deeply affecting! Beautiful! A play that celebrates love” —The Boston Globe
“Magical! An enchanting production that sizzles with passion. José Rivera has penned a heartfelt ode to true love.” —Metro (Boston)