I mentioned that there are 35 people on our e-mail distribution list for production. These are the key players, starting with the director (all of this comes from the Victory Gardens press release, which you can find over at victorygardens.org):
Edward Torres (director) is a Co-Founder and current Artistic Director of Teatro Vista…Theatre With a View. Most recently, he appeared in the Goodman’s production of Luis Alfaro’s Electricidad. He also appeared in Victory Gardens’ critically acclaimed Pulitzer-Prize winning play Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz. Directorial credits for Teatro Vista include The Show Host, co-produced with Victory Gardens Theater (also at Theater on the Lake), Ambrosio, Broken Eggs (Theater on the Lake), The Boiler Room co-produced with Steppenwolf Theatre for their Student Exchange Program (also at Theater on the Lake) and the critically acclaimed production of Aurora’s Motive (also at Theater on the Lake).
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity stars Usman Ally (Vigneshwar Padujar, aka VP), Kamal Angelo Bolden (Chad Deity), Desmin Borges (Macedonio Guerra, aka The Mace), James Krag (Everett K. Olsen, aka EKO, Ring Announcer), and Christian Litke (Joe Jabroni). Designers include Brian Bembridge, set; Christine Pascual, costumes; Jesse Klug, lights; Misha Fiksel, sound; D.J. Reed, props; and David Woolley, SAFD, fight director. Production stage manager is Tina M. Jach.
Previews of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity are September 25-October 4: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:3 pm; Friday and Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 3 pm. Previews are $30 – $37. Press opening is Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm. Regular performances are October 7-November 1: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 5 pm and 8:30 pm; Sunday at 3 pm. Performances are $37-$48. Added matinees are Wednesday, 21 and 28 at 2 pm. No evening performance Tuesday, October 6 or October 13. Ask the box office about student, senior, Access, rush and “$20 Ringside Seats” discount offers.