Sam Gilroy to Lead Ducdame Ensemble's FUENTE OVEJUNA at FringeNYC Next Month

Ducdame Ensemble has announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Lope de Vega's classic, FUENTE OVEJUNA. Directed and adapted by Sundance London Award Winner, William Oldroyd, FUENTE OVEJUNA will be presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival next month.

Sam Gilroy (Showtime's Billions) as Commander Gomez de Guzman will pose a threat to the women of the town of FUENTE OVEJUNA. Samantha Blinn (Pascuala), Brittany Chandler (Menga), Cori Hundt (Jacinta/Queen Isabella), Jane May (Laurencia), Tedra Millan (Paquita/ Alderwoman), and Kelly Strandemo (Estebana) must decide if it's possible to free themselves of the Commander's tyranny. Alexander Kirby (Frondoso/King Ferdinand), Brandon Petty (Captain Flores), Will Wilder (Master of Calatrava) and Ian Harkins (Judge Manrique) are caught in the rebellion and consequences brought on by the lustful desires of Gomez de Guzman.

Based on historical events, FUENTE OVEJUNA tells the story of the oppression, rebellion, love, and sacrifice required to spark the revolution of 15th Century Spain's 99%. This hour-long, visceral version includes traditional elements of Spanish Golden Age plays. Zandra Escudero choreographs flamenco-inspired dance, with original music composed by Paquita Perez. Ariana Karp is the Assistant Director.

Ducdame Ensemble will give this adaptation of FUENTE OVEJUNA its USA premiere. Formed by graduates of the LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ART, the new organization is interested in creating a home for internationally trained artists in North America, and in telling timeless stories with contemporary themes. Nine cast members are 2014 graduates of LAMDA's Master's Degree in Classical Acting program.

FUENTE OVEJUNA will play the Theater at the 14th Street Y on Saturday August 15th at 7:30pm, Sunday August 16th at 9:30pm, Saturday August 22nd at 8pm, Sunday August 23rd at 3:15pm and Wednesday August 26th at 4:30pm. Ticketing and other information can be found on and on the FringeNYC website: Ducdame Ensemble is on social media at @DucdameEnsemble.

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