Synopsis

References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot

References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot $11.99

Jose Rivera

Published by Broadway Play Publishing

4 Male 2 Female

A strange and surreal drama set in the desert of Barstow, California

Gabriela - wife of career soldier Benito - dives into a surreal fantasy world during her husband's prolonged absences and imagines the mating rituals between a coyote and a cat

Single set, runs about 100 minutes

REVIEWS

"... marvelous and satisfying ... a double-sided dream of intelligence and wit" ~ Gordon Cox, Newsday

"On a moonlit July night in Barstow, California, strange, seductive things can happen, especially if you talk to the moon, which is portrayed as an aging, violin-playing dandy in a Panama hat and white suit. Don't expect any literal answers from References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot, José Rivera's surreal romance in which love, lust and longing mix it up, bewitching a twenty-seven year-old housewife awaiting the return of her soldier-husband from overseas. Rivera's intriguing fantasy ... celebrates the confusion that grows out of trying to understand not only the one you love but yourself as well. It is a meditation on the impossible, but told in a provocative manner by Rivera, a writer whose language manages to be poetic and earthy at the same time" ~ Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

"The writing fluctuates between faintly surreal poetry and wryly pointed prose, cocky fantasy and bittersweet earthiness ... a genuine comedy-drama that rises above the specific into the ecumenical. Particularly praiseworthy is the evenhandedness with which Rivera articulates the husband's and the wife's dilemmas, and his ability to anchor Benito and Gabriela in both their Hispanic roots and their ultimate universality. Their language is credibly down-to-earth, but with flights of a more literary wit and lyricism that, after the initial stages, avoid striking false notes" ~ John Simon, New York

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