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Starring César Bravo Directed by Alain Perreault Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Winner of the 2014–2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. “Jonathan Tolins has concocted an irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises—an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, Calif., basement—allowing the playwright to ruminate with delicious wit and perspicacity on the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate attraction between gay men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism. This seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy creates the illusion of a stage filled with multiple people, all of them with their own droll point of view.” —NY Times. “A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true.” —The New Yorker. “Hilarious! Beyond brilliant. This show will go down like butta’!” —Entertainment Weekly. “Fantastically funny.” —NY Post.

César Bravo is very excited to be back on stage on this side of the bridge in Puerto Vallarta. César started his acting career in 2002 with El Grupo Municipal de Teatro de Puerto Vallarta. He later lived and worked as an actor in Mexico City for ten years where he starred in a television series called Al Final del Arcoiris (Armando). He returned to Puerto Vallarta in 2013 and joined the theatre group Boa Viagem. In 2014 Cesar co-founded Perro Bravo Productions along with Alain Perreault. Past credits include: La Muerte Chiquita (El Trillizo), Milagros (El Chamaco – Best actor in a leading role, XVII Festival del Encuentro de Teatro del Interior de Jalisco),Princesas Desesperadas (Snow White), Equus (Alan), La Ley del Ranchero(Toto), Un Hombre Ajeno (All characters – Best actor in a leading role, XIX Festival del Encuentro de Teatro del Interior de Jalisco), El Estigma Ardiente (El Fiscal).

Alain Perreault is thrilled to work once again in collaboration with César Bravo in this year’s selection of their production company, Perro Bravo. A Montreal native, Alain moved to Puerto Vallarta permanently in 2008. Also a playwright, his first play Les Joie du Diable (The Devil’s Pleasures) was produced in Montreal in 2005 under the direction of award winning director Robert Maurac. We have seen him in Puerto Vallarta in The Foreigner (Charlie), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Chip Brewster), The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank-n-Furter), Suddenly Sondheim (Singer), The Voice of Vallarta (Head Judge – first season) and in Mass Appeal (Mark Dolson). He also produced and designed the comedy hit Princeasas Desesperadas that has been running since 2014, and he directed the much talked about, Equus in 2015. He was last seen on stage last year in a self-penned one-man-show called My Broadway Anyway.

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