Cast Announced for World Premiere of Ryan Oliveira's DESIRE IN A TINIER HOUSE

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Cast Announced for World Premiere of Ryan Oliveira's DESIRE IN A TINIER HOUSE

Full cast and crew have been announced for Pride Films and Plays season closer - the world premiere of DESIRE IN A TINIER HOUSE by the Chicago playwright Ryan Oliveira, a 2016 Romulus Linney Scholar and Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference semi-finalist. The production, which had a workshop by Chicago's Commission Theatre in 2017, will be directed by Pride Films and Plays Artistic Associate Topher Leon, who made the casting announcement today.

DESIRE IN A TINIER HOUSE is a genre-defying two-character drama that examines the challenges of maintaining loving gay relationships amidst societal forces that attack such relationships: threats that range from personal forces like family and the workplace through global threats like the encroachment of technology on privacy, government suppression of individuality, and world war. It follows the relationship of two gay men in their '20s - the Argentine-American Trevin and the Brazilian-American Carlos - in scenes that progress from real to surreal, showing how their relationship changes first from moment to moment and eventually across millennia. With language both poetic and realistic, Oliveira's script is sensual as well as psychological as it charts the evolving relationship between the bold and impulsive Trevin and the more cautious Carlos.

Leon's cast will include Rolando Serrano as Trevin and Carlos Wagener-Sobrero as Carlos. Juan Mares Castillo will understudy Carlos. The production team will include Alex Casillas (scenic design), Uriel Gomez (costume design), Michelle Benda (lighting design), Isaac Mandel (sound design), Erin Gautille (properties design), Gaby Labotka (intimacy and fight choreography), Megan Chaney (stage manager), Evan Frank (technical director), Blake Cordell (master electrician), and Hannah Herrera Greenspan (assistant director/dramaturg).

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