November 3, 2016, 5:00pm - November 3, 2016, 8:30pm
Opening the Boutique Dinner Theatre season is the two-woman smash from the famous Mexican playwright, Emilio Carballido.
“A Two Scented Rose,” originally written as “La Rosa De Dos Aromas,” tells a farcical tale of two women who collide under surprising circumstances. With hilarious satirical social commentary, and heart-wrenching confessions, the show follows the women’s unlikely journey together. Revelations about love, jealousy, betrayal, and friendship explode in the side-splitting plot antics.
Emilio Carballido, 1925-2008, was a theater director and the author of a hundred plays. Some were written for children; others made into movies. His work is said to be marked by a strong social conscience, shown in his criticism of injustices deeply ingrained in Mexican society.
After his death, in Veracruz, Mexico, the governor there ordered a day of mourning, and announced the Theatre of the State, and one of its literary prizes, would be named after him.
Set for Nov. 3-12 at The Boutique, “La Rosa de Dos Aromas” has been translated and directed by T.J. Hartung. It was performed in Spanish in Puerto Vallarta about a dozen years ago, and this is the first time it will be performed in English here. The play stars Catalina Meders and Catherine Beeghly, who have performed together in four shows at The Boutique.