The Boston Globe highlighted The Real James Bond…Was Dominican, which is being presented by ArtsEmerson in “10 Shows That Add Up to a Vibrant Fall for Theater-goers.”
ArtsEmerson describes the autobiographical solo play, written and performed by Christopher Rivas:
What happens when a James Bond-obsessed Dominican boy in Queens (who won’t go anywhere without his nerf gun), finds out that the real James Bond was Dominican? Learning that Bond creator Ian Fleming drew upon the life and career of Porfirio Rubirosa—a Dominican diplomat, international polo champion, race-car driver, pilot, and spy— as the inspiration for the classic 007 character shook performer Christopher Rivas’ very foundation and set him on a quest to find his true self.
The show will be presented by ArtsEmerson November 8 through November 12.