Solitude: a play by Evelina Fernandez


  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States

Brava! for Women in the Arts presents the critically acclaimed production of

Solitude a play by Evelina Fernandez

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela
Performed by Latino Theater Company from Los Angeles
Featuring: Robert Beltran (Star Trek Voyager, Big Love)*, Geoffrey Rivas (CSI, LaBamba)*, 
Sal Lopez (Selena, Boyle Heights)*, Evelina Fernandez*, Lucy Rodriguez*, Fidel Gomez*
& Semyon Kobialka on cello.

Choreography: Urbanie Lucero  
Scenic Design: François-Pierre Couture    
Sound Design: John Zalewski

Listen to Interview on Solitude with Scott Lettieri on KGO

Nov. 7, 8, 9  8pm
Sat matinee cancelled
Thursday, Nov 7 Community Night $15
Special VIP tickets available at $50 for Nov. 9th 8pm performance

includes pre-show reception 7pm, 8pm show
and post-show Meet & Greet with the company and guest performances.

View clips from the after party:


Inspired by Octavio Paz’s essay collection, The Labyrinth of Solitude, Evelina Fernandez’s acclaimed play explores universal themes of life, love and loss woven through the consciousness of multi-generations of Chicano life and culture.  A wealthy and successful lawyer (Rivas) returns home for his mother’s funeral, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years.  There he revisits his past and those he left behind . The journey is led by Man (Beltran) a Paz-quoting limo driver and self appointed expert on love and accompanied by a live cello (Semyon Kobialka). Layered and richly theatrical, Paz’s themes are deeply explored in this ground-breaking piece. The eloquent phrasing and  dynamic rhythms of the script’s poetry is well-matched by Valenzuela’s stunning visual pictures, silhouettes, and dance and slow motion sequences. 

*members of Actors Equity Association

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.