Boleros for the DisenchantedBy Jose Rivera
From 1953 Puerto Rico to contemporary America a young couple overcomes adversity and discovers a world of hope and love.
Immigrating to the United States, Flora and Eusebio experience new adventures, obstacles and life lessons. In a mystical journey through the ages, they realize they have overcome the biggest obstacle of all…finding true love.
Carlos Alberto Valencia*
DAMIAN BUZZERIO Regional credits: Vinnie in The Odd Couple, Claudius in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Gremio/Vincentio in Taming of the Shrew, File in The Rainmaker, Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, Pap Finn in Big River, Antonio in Twelfth Night, Lord Montague in Romeo & Juliet, Rivers in Richard III, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Herr Shultz in Cabaret, Fredrik in A Little Night Music, Alonso in The Tempest, Ismay in Titanic, Arthur in Camelot. NYC credits: Prospero in The Tempest, Stuart in Beyond Therapy, Pandarus/Ulysses in Troilus & Cressida, Proteus in Apple Cart, Prince Sergius in Redemption, Michael in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, and the Inspector in Irma La Douce.
RAINBOW DICKERSON This marks Ms. Dickerson’s Florida Studio Theatre debut! Broadway: August: Osage County. New York: Sonnets for an Old Century (HERE Arts Center), Stray Dog Hearts (Midtown International Theatre Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (Manhattan Rep), Theatre is Dead and So Are You (Connelly Theatre), The Accidental Patriot (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center), Midsummer Night’s Dream & La Ronde (Circle in the Square). Other favorite performances include: The Buddha Prince (Minneapolis, MN & NYC), Sherlock Holmes (River Rep, CT), Blue Jacket (First Frontier, OH). Training: East 15/University of Essex, London, England; and Circle in the Square Professional Program, New York. www.rainbowdickerson.net
STACIE LENTS Credits include Bread and Butter, Recklessness (New York’s Provincetown Playhouse); Between the Lines (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Ikke, Ikke, Nye, Nye Nye (Ohio Theatre); As Bees in Honey Drown (Hangar Theatre); o you (Terra Firma Dance Theatre); Gary Grinkle (Long Wharf Theatre); Sarah in Beau Jest and Lala in The Last Night of Ballyhoo (What Exit? Theatre Co.) Stacie originated the one-woman play Six Hands by Eric H. Weinberger at Luna Stage Company. Stacie is also a playwright; her musical Daisy in Disguise ran this fall off-Broadway at the McGinn Cazale. Stacie received her MFA in acting from Rutgers and her B.A. in theatre from Yale University. She teaches at Rutgers University. Stacie is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
David Perez-Ribada A South Florida based, award-winning actor, he has been a part of more than 40 productions over his short but exciting professional career. Favorite roles include the world premiere of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics; Lefou in Beauty and the Beast; Robby the Stockfish in Urinetown; Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman; Davis in Red Light Winter; Michal in The Pillowman (Carbonell Nomination, Best Supporting Actor); the Professor in Tracers (Carbonell Best Ensemble); and the world premiere of Suite Surrender. He would like to thank his family for their support and Mercedes for her patience and love while he’s away from home.
MARINA RE is thrilled to return to FST, having performed Marta in last year’s The Miamians. She spent seven seasons at Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Stage where her performances were cited “Best in Boston” for The Price, View from the Bridge, North Shore Fish, and Marriage Fool. New York Theatre: HB Studio Theatre, The Flea Theatre, Pulse Ensemble, West End Theatre, and The Kraine. Regional Theatre: USA tour with National Theatre of the Deaf, five years with Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Two River Theatre, Connecticut Rep, Center Stage, Becton Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, Public Theatre, Lyric Stage, Jewish Theatre of New England, Foothills, Vineyard Playhouse, City Stage, and Boston Shakespeare Company. Film/TV: The Women, Urban Relics, Duck Love, New Amsterdam, and Millers Court. Marina is a magna cum laude of Brooklyn College.
CARLOS ALBERTO VALENCIA Born in Colombia, raised in NYC. Studied with Catherine Gaffigan and William Esper. Recipient of Latin ACE and HOLA Awards for his performances in Blanco (Iati Theater) and Nowhere on the Border (Spanish Repertory). Stage credits: Boxcar, Blood Wedding (Spanish Repertory), 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public), God's Creatures, I Just Love Andy Gibb, Tiembla (Pregones), Night Of The Iguana (The Guthrie), Dweller, Drawn and Quartered, A to B (Intar). Film/Television credits: In The Blood (Logo), Amores Locos, Animus (Independent), Law And Order: Criminal Intent (USA), As The World Turns, Guiding Light, Dellaventura (CBS), Lenny Rose (ABC). Special thanks to Richard Hopkins, the Boleros cast, costume, light, sound and set designers, and FST interns whose unrelenting work made this production possible.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Costume Designer | Marcella Beckwith
Lighting Designer | Mike Foster
Scenic Designer | Nayna Ramey
Production Stage Manager | Dean Curosmith*
* Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.