A Tragi-Comic Story of a Young, Dominican Actor-to-Be Comes to the Dallas Stage

Do you love theatre? The Bishop Arts Theatre Center is an award-winning, multicultural theatre that cultivates a diverse and vibrant arts community while creating opportunities for local and emerging artists through performances and education. This season, BATC presents “The Real James Bond Was Dominican.”

What happens when a Dominican boy in Queens—with an imagination far beyond his shell, who won’t go anywhere without his nerf gun and is obsessed with James Bond—finds out that the real James Bond was Dominican? This is a true story about Porfirio Rubirosa, Ian Fleming’s inspiration for Bond, and how this discovery set off a whole tragi-comic journey for a young, Dominican actor-to-be.

“The Real James Bond Was Dominican” is a young man’s guide to love, code-switching, success, fake-it-till-you-make-it, and the roller coaster of finding one’s true self. This performance was made possible in part by Ignite Arts Dallas. It is suitable for audiences ages 13 and above.

The BATC offers a full season of theater performances, jazz concerts, a speaker series, and year-round arts education programs and has touted as being a cultural oasis for the next generation of acclaimed writers, directors, performers, and arts administrators.

Tickets are sold at $18-$25. You may purchase your tickets online at We hope that you join us to see this amazing tragi-comic!

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Firewheel Town Village Apartments in Garland, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Sunday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, May 19, 2019—3:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Bishop Arts Theatre Center
215 South Tyler Street
Dallas, Texas 75208

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