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Love, Marriage, and The Motorcycle Diaries

Oscar nominee’s play closes this weekend


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Click on the video above to watch the actors playing the married couple in Boleros for the Disenchanted talk about their characters at different stages of their relationship.

A story focusing on what playwright José Rivera has called “the bookends” of a long marriage comes to an end this weekend in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Boleros for the Disenchanted. The play is running through Saturday at the Boston Center for the Arts Wimberly Theatre.

Boleros, written by Rivera — nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for 2004’s The Motorcycle Diaries — shows Flora and Eusebio during their youth in Puerto Rico in 1953 and then moves to 1992 in the United States, where the couple later moved and raised their family. Peter DuBois, the Huntington’s artistic director, says that he chose the play for his first season because he was struck by the enduring passion of the couple’s relationship.

“It is the most moving portrait of a marriage I’ve encountered,” DuBois says.

Boleros for the Disenchanted is being staged at the Boston Center for the Arts Wimberly Theatre, 539 Tremont St., Boston, on Thursday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 14, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 15, at 2 and 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $60; members of the BU community receive a $10 discount, and audience members under 35 can purchase tickets for $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Huntington Theatre Company Web site.

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