El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola
by Ron House
Paul Baird Olivia Cristina Delgado Lila Dupree Jesse D. Myers
as Pepe Hernandez
Based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, and John Neville-Andrews
Lila Dupree, Aaron Miller, Marcelo Tubert, Olivia Cristina Delgado, Paul Baird
CAST (in order of appearance)
Burbank, Present day
play is performed without intermission
Running time: Approximately 85 minutes
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.
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.
Producing Artistic Director Skylight Theatre
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