The Colony Theatre Company
Barbara Beckley, Artistic Director

Skylight Theatre Company and Flying Cucumber Productions

Present

El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola

by Ron House

Starring
Paul Baird   Olivia Cristina Delgado   Lila Dupree   Jesse D. Myers
and
Marcelo Tubert
as Pepe Hernandez

Based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, and John Neville-Andrews


El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola
Lila Dupree, Aaron Miller, Marcelo Tubert, Olivia Cristina Delgado, Paul Baird


Director
Producer
Set Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Properties by
Choreography
Production Coordinator
Production Stage Manager
Casting Director
Associate Producer
Technical Director
Assistant Stage Manager
Set Construction
Scenic Artist
Properties
Photographer
Videographers
Graphic Designer
Publicist

Honarary Producers

Alan Shearman
Gary Grossman
John Iacovelli
Sarah Figoten
Jennifer Edwards
Jeff Gardner
Jeff Faeth
Tor Campbell
Christopher Hoffman
Garrett Longley
Paul Ruddy
Rachel Berney Needleman
Robert T. Kyle
Vaneh Assadourian
Tim Drier, Renne Parras, Jr
Orlando de La Paz
John McElveney
Ed Krieger
Spencer Lee, Bryan Donnell, Lori Tubert
Guillermo Perez
David Elzer

Barbara Bosson, Jean & Timothy B. Schmit


CAST (in order of appearance)

Consuelo Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
Miguel Vasquez
Juan Rodriguez
Pepe Hernandez

Juan Rodriguez (understudy)

Lila Dupree
Olivia Cristina Delgado
Paul Baird
Jesse D. Myers
Marcelo Tubert

Aaron Miller


SETTING

Burbank, Present day


The play is performed without intermission
Running time: Approximately 85 minutes


PRODUCER'S NOTE


¡HOLA! and welcome to El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola. Si! Everyone’s favorite ringmaestro, Don Señor Pepe Hernandez, has moved his ambitious Big Top family troupe from its 99-seat home at the Skylight Theatre to here – the beautiful 270-seat Colony Theatre. In Pepe’s mind, he’s conquered Hollywood; now it’s time to kick it up a notch and conquer… Burbank!

I've always thought that producing new works was a high wire act and now I have living proof. El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola continues to excite and inspire me. Since the early eighties I have been a fan of Low Moan Spectacular and the endlessly talented Ron House. And when given the opportunity to partner with Flying Cucumber Productions to develop the newest installment of Ron's Off-Broadway hit, I couldn't say no.

Thanks to Alan and Lila for allowing me to partner with them on this journey, and to Barbara Beckley and her Colony Theatre Company for offering us the second stop on this endless ride. Thanks to a brilliant cast of actors led by their masterful maniac, Alan Shearman, to an inventive creative team, and to Circus's undaunted technical staff who always go where others fear to tread.

Thanks to my staff, our board of directors and our faithful audience, who made our fourteen weeks at the Skylight a record-breaking run. To Colony's staff and board of directors, thank you for catching the El Grande Circus fever and for making us feel welcome.

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY! THE CIRCUS IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. TAKE YOUR SEATS, HOLD ON TO YOUR CHILDREN AND PREPARE TO BE AMAZED.

Vamos! El circo de Pepe Hernandez esta por comenzar. Tomar sus asientos y retener sus hijos y preparar al ser sorprendido.

Gary Grossman
Producing Artistic Director Skylight Theatre


In our Jude Wadler Gallery

Rah Azul


SPECIAL THANKS 

Steve Apostolina, Judith & René Auberjonois, Rajia Baroudi, Madeleine & Larry Bascom, Melissa Baird & Richard Brestoff, Mitch Carter, & LA Mad Dogs, Dan & Deb Castellaneta, Margaret Chapman, Audie & Tony Charles, Dick & Nancy Clement, Joanna & Kevin Connor, M.M. Cranston, Neil Dickson, Susan Dietz, Sharon & Dennis Dugan, Andrew Edwards, Joan Freed, John & Pam Grant, Annie Hall, Ansel & Susan Jonsson, Ian & Doris La Frenais, Lynne Lauders, Peter Lavin, Norman Powell & Ellen Levine, Daniel Mauser, Elizabeth Noone, Scott Paulin & Wendy Phillips, Moira Quirk, Darren Richardson, Diana Rockefeller, Chip Rosenbloom, Sandra Roveta, Harvey Saferstein, Armin Shimerman and Kitty Swink, André Sogliuzzo, Jacqueline & Ian Scorer, Joe Spano, Julian Stone, Isabelle B. Storey, Howard Storm, Betty Thomas, Emily Thorne, Michael & Dina Tuchner, Jared Wein, Mary & Fred Willard, Lynne M. Wheat, Lucas Wittman. And Ruskin Group Theatre.