Arcola Theatre Presents the European Premiere of a new play by José Rivera – screen writer of recent hit film ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’.
On a July night in the Californian desert, strange, seductive things can happen. Gabriela awaits the return of her career soldier husband with no-one to talk to but her pet cat and the horny moon. Outside the cactus trees are creeping closer and the coyotes are running wild…
‘References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot’ is a meditation on love, lust and courage, explored through a labyrinth of poetry, conflict and fantasy.
Jose RiveraPuerto Rican born José Rivera is a leading American playwright whose plays have been performed world-wide. His play ‘Marisol’ was awarded the 1993 Obie Award for Outstanding Play, has won six Drama-Logue Awards and the 1993 Joseph Kessering Award. Other plays include ‘Cloud Tectonics’, ‘Each day dies with sleep’, ‘The Promise’, ‘The House of Ramon Iglesia’, ‘Giants have us in their books’, ‘Sonnets for an old century’, and ‘Sueno’.
Film projects include ‘A Bolero for the Disenchanted’ (Showtime), ‘The Motorcycle Diaries,’ (directed by Walter Salles), ‘Lucky’ (Interscope), and ‘Cesar Chavez’ (Showtime).