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Gentlemen's Club / Love Torn [Club de Caballeros - Rotos de Amor]

Gunston Arts Center
2700 S. Lang Street Arlington

In this hilarious comedy--bordering on the grotesque--four men who "suffer for love and have broken hearts" carry us into their hopes as they seek to recover what they have lost. They put us at the front of the eternal battle: the search for love. This is a US Premiere, for ages 15+. In Spanish with English Supertitles at ALL performances.

Presented by Teatro de la Luna

Thru - May 25, 2013

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm



Price: $30-$35

Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes with no intermission

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  Review Round-Up

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

Argentinean playwright Rafael Bruza wants so badly to make us think, heís willing to make us squirm. In Gentlemenís Club (Love Torn) / Club De Caballeros (Rotos de Amor), Bruza takes sad events and exaggerates them outrageously and makes us laugh. He shows us how love drives men silly.
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Rosalind Lacy


Washington Post - Recommended

"...Told in a series of vignettes - a format that creates a pleasantly snappy narrative flow - "Club de Caballeros" is a tale of friendship, as well as a meditation on the absurdity of love. After Rodriguez (Alex Lopez-Montanez) separates from his wife and alienates his dog, he turns for comfort to three close pals, each of whom has his own tangled personal life. Artemio (Alex Alburqueque) has been sleeping on the couch because his spouse is fed up with his snoring. Berlanguita (Jerry Daniel) is in love with a married woman to whom he has never spoken. Their mute friend, the Silent One (Juan Bianchi), is a pining widower."
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Celia Wren


Washington Examiner - Recommended

"...The narrative, neatly directed by Mario Marcel, is divided into 10 scenes. It tells the story of four salesmen, differentiated only by their body types, the colors of their shirts, ties and the suitcases they carry. Everything else about them is the same, from their hair to the fact that they are unhappy in love. They search for it and can't find it. They have it and lose it. They see it clearly but can't go after it. Their lives are cases of frustration, suffering and broken hearts."
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Barbara Mackay


MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

"...It is quickly apparent the overall lesson which Rafael Bruza wishes to convey: "Is there anything more ridiculous than a man in love?" Their desperation throughout the play borders on the absurd, yet their love-sickness does not leave the audience heavy-hearted, but instead able to recognize the humor in matters of love. The intimate setting of Teatro de la Luna enables a relaxed and interactive atmosphere for the audience, adding to an overall enjoyable performance."
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Caitlin Hamon



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