Boleros starts out on the island of Puerto Rico in 1953, in the small town of Miraflores. (And flores, or flowers, are evident everywhere, in the set decoration and in the actresses’ dresses, making for a pretty picture to look at.) There the young and innocent Flora, another flower (Rainbow Dickerson), is brooding about the gossip she’s heard regarding her fiancé, Manuelo (David Perez-Ribada), and other girls. She loves him intensely, but that intensity is matched with a need for him to be completely faithful, which he insists is just not in a man’s nature.
Marina Re, Damian Buzzerio and Rainbow Dickerson in FST’s Boleros for the Disenchanted.