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Boleros for the Disenchanted
The play Boleros for the Disenchanted is a love story that began in the lush green landscape of Mia Flores, Puerto Rico. This touching portrait of marriage spanning from courtship to enduring love is tested and strengthened through four decades.
In other words, the story appears to be a kind of realists romance. Boleros for the Disenchanted celebrates love even as it examines the ways in which it can and cannot last.
Romance has always fascinated playwright Jose Riveria and thus has produced a piece that has appealing prospect, especially for anyone whos traveled at least partway down the long path of married life.
The story of Boleros for the Disenchanted takes us from the couples homeland to rural Alabama, where their relationship experiences obstacles, tragedies, and heartbreak. The story is mainly about love and marriage, about high aspirations and dreams that turn to nightmares.
As Jose Rivera himself says that the play depicts the bookends of a long marriage. It revolves around the innocent, idealistic courtship of two young lovers, and the tired, frayed, but ultimately indissoluble bond between the two after four decades together. Jose Riverias masterpiece is directed by Chay Yew and presented by Huntington Theatre Company
What fascinated Riveria, especially, was listening to his mother describe how she and her father came to meet. Rivera wanted to put his mothers life on stage before she got too old.
In the play, the character based on his mother is dating another man who let her down with his chest-thumping theories about the differences between men and women.
While commenting on his play, Riveria said that he really wanted to explore that what it means to commit to a relationship for the rest of your life back when that actually meant something.
Boleros for the disenchanted is young Floras story, comprising of 4 Acts. The Act One shows Flora Diaz as a dogmatic virgin willing to wait two more years to marry a self-confessed real man. Juan Javier Cardenas makes his point that sex and love are different. Meanwhile, Flora settles for the honorable Eusebio, whom even her father approves.
Act II shows Flora after 39years with nine children. This act reveals how Floras relationship with Eusebio has been tested and strengthened over the four decades of marriage. She is also shown as counseling the young couples on the realities rather than romanticism of marriage.
The play documents the beginning and the end of a 50-year marriage. A Puerto Rican pair plus their family demonstrate their jangling, passionate self-contradictions. The gist of the play tells that capricious choices and trusts have surprisingly unpredictable consequences.
Characters in the play are based on Academy-award nominated writer Riverias own parents and their lives, showing them as first young and poor in 1950s Puerto Rico, then old and still poor in 1990s Alabama, where they have landed after immigrating to Long Island after they get married.
See character yourselves as young and old, griddy and tired, pledging eternal devotion and nursing the wounds of old betrayals and strangers to each other and known to each other. Riveria mainly shows us of Flora and Eusebio, and so the mythic weight of his intentions.
However he more effectively blends his own need to express his themes with the demands of the play and its characters. For example, the older Flora becomes a volunteer marriage counselor for young couples. Its a development that serves mostly to let her provide long swatches of exposition about the key events in her and Eusebios marriage.
In the play, Jose Riviera demonstrates that the traditional values are not necessarily good. Following rules and potential may not result in anything great. Boleros for the Disenchanted showcases beautiful evocative performances of family members, reflecting upon the pull of modernity against traditional values of machismo Latin culture.
The language of the play is beautiful and elegant, exquisitely capturing an old world Hispanic life and culture of which most of the audience would be ignorant.
The Boston Globe hailed Boleros for the Disenchanted as Deeply affecting! Beautiful! a play that celebrates love whereas the Boston metro calls it as Magical! an enchanting production that sizzles with passion.
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