By José Rivera

Praise for José Rivera:

"Even if you have got by no means obvious Puerto Rico or grown outdated, you sit down there ruminating on love, sacrifice, and betrayal."—Chicago Tribune, on Boleros for the Disenchanted

"Teasingly engrossing. . . . Vividly written. . . . An fascinating and evocative drama."—The San Francisco Chronicle, on Brainpeople

"Mr. Rivera's intimate play . . . makes use of ancient truth as a body to pose exciting questions on what may have happened."—The long island Times, on School of the Americas

Three new works from José Rivera, a author recognized for his lush language, open middle, and stylistic flirting with the surreal. Boleros for the disillusioned is the relocating tale of the playwrights personal mom and dad: their candy courtship in Fifties Puerto Rico, after which 40 years later in additional tricky occasions in the USA. With Brainpeople, Rivera explores the minds of 3 girls in a post-apocalyptic environment who dinner party on a freshly slaughtered tiger. In School of the Americas, he imagines Che Guevara's encounter—more passionate than political—with a tender schoolteacher in Bolivia. additionally integrated is his one-act penned in protest of California's Proposition eight, Pablo and Andrew on the Altar of Words.

José Rivera's works comprise the performs References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Marisol, Cloud Tectonics, and Sueno (an model of Life Is a Dream), in addition to the Oscar-nominated screenplay to The motorbike Diaries.

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