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Coming of the RainBoleros for the Disenchanted, a new work by
José Rivera debuts at A.C.T.
By Bruce BellinghamSoldier

OBIE Award-winner José Rivera (A.C.T.’s Brainpeople, Marisol), the Academy Award–nominated screenwriter of The Motorcycle Diaries, returns to his native Puerto Rico to explore the inexplicable and entangled world of people who fall in love.

Passion and humor are part of the excursion. Flora, who lives in a village in 1953, searches desperately for true love. She finds it. And she finds that it takes her to places she never could imagine. Surprises, of course, are in store for her, as they are with all lovers. The second act, set almost 40 years later in America, examines the mysteries of marriage.

I wonder if the humor stays along for the ride.

The play is directed by Carey Perloff.

Boleros for the Disenchanted: A.C.T., 415 Geary St., (at Mason), May 7–31; tickets $12–80 at 415-749-2228 or

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