A new play with music, created with and about the San Pedro!
When Jessica is sent to San Pedro on a journalistic assignment, she finds much more than she bargained for. Traveling through Pedro’s rich and colorful past, present and future, Jessica finds a community in the midst of radical change. A romantic comedy with music, PEDRO PLAY explores the meaning of home and features members of the San Pedro community on stage in collaboration with Cornerstone Theater Company.
PEDRO PLAY is inspired by what we’ve learned from the people we’ve met, as well as research, explorations, great meals, art and fun we’ve experienced in San Pedro over the past two years, as well as the redevelopment process of Rancho San Pedro housing and the Harbor Blvd area.
Written by playwright Juliette Carrillo and directed by Cornerstone’s Associate Artistic Director, Bruce Lemon, this production has been designed in collaboration with an award-winning design and production team including Choreographer Marissa Herrera, Music Director Suzanne Messer, Scenic Designer Christopher Scott Murillo, Costume Designer Jeanette Godoy, Light Designer Wesley Charles Chew, Sound Designer John Nobori and Stage Manager Maria V. Oliveira. The cast will be accompanied by a band playing original music by Co-Composers David Markowitz and Nehal Shahin.
This play features the performance talents of Boaz Abel, Andrew Rudy Alvarez, Larry Bates, Rudy Caseres, Taraji Dacosta, Ricky Dhupar, Brian Garcia, Ruth Livier, David Markowitz, Suzanne Messer, Lisa Nygren, Diane Patalano, Nehal Shahin, Morgan Pugh, Winston Rocha, Phone Tha, Bahni Turpin, and Katharine VanDewark.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested donation $20, but any amount is appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Pedro Play will run for FOUR performances at the WARNER GRAND THEATRE:
478 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thursday, October 19 at 8pm
Friday, October 20 at 8pm
Saturday, October 21 at 2pm
Saturday, October 21 at 8pm
Pedro Play is made possible in part by grants from the Arts Council for Long Beach; the California Arts Council, a state agency; The California Endowment; California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the County Department of Arts and Culture; Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; the Map Fund, the Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the S. Mark Taper Foundation and the Kathryn Wanlass Charitable Foundation.