Sol Theatre is going out of business - but with a bang. Its final show, Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown by Guillermo Reyes, is a set of monologues done by one actor, Angel Perez. He'll be metamorphosing between five Latino immigrants whose identities have warped and cracked in America.
Vinnie, for instance, is a 40-year-old "kept boy" at the end of his shelf life; his rich keeper wants him gone. Demon Roommate is an asexual living too near to an airport; his father is a violent tyrant. Paco is a Cuban restaurateur; his homosexuality has gotten him banished by his family to the "culinary desert of Phoenix," where Applebee's is fine dining. Men on the Verge won awards in L.A. and was staged off-Broadway. Now it's found the perfect home in Sol Theatre, a cozy hole in the wall where director Robert Hooker has staged many of South Florida's most memorable, radical plays. Here goes its glorious last hurrah.
Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through July 18 at 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $20 with reservations, $30 at the door. Call 954-801-9207, or visit soltheatre.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: June 26. Continues through July 18, 2009