Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Star in Alliance Rep's THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES, 12/5-21

The critically-acclaimed ALLIANCE REPERTORY COMPANY is returning in conjunction with Witzel View Entertainment with its first production in over 3 years and the first show of their 2013-2014 season, with Tony Award-winning actress Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden) featured in THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES written by Jeff Goode and directed by Alliance Repertory Artistic Director Royana Black and David Peryam. THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES will open on Thursday, December 5 at 8:00pm and run through Saturday, December 21 at the Complex Theatre, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

HEADLINE: North Pole Scandal! Vixen, one of Santa's reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. When the media descends upon the North Pole, the the rest of The Eight are compelled to share their stories and perspectives. As their tales of corruption and perversion emerge, they seem to implicate everyone from the littlest toymaker to the "Jolly Old Elf" himself. As we learn each deer's personal story, the truth behind these allegations becomes more clear ...and yet more murky.


ROYANA BLACK (Co-Director/Vixen) Royana has been the Artistic Director of the Alliance Repertory Company since 2007. She began acting professionally when she was 10 years old in the Broadway production of "Brighton Beach Memoirs", which she did for over a year. Other theater credits include world premiere's of Wendy Wasserstein's musical "Miami" at Playwrights Horizons and "Trinity Site" at the WPA Theater. Regional theater: "Extremities", "Burn This", "Eastern Standard", "Nine", "City of Angels", Personals", and "The Country Girl". LA Theater: "The Pavilion", "Proof", "Cubicles", "Nice Tits", "Conquest of the South Pole" (where she met co-director David Peryam) Suzan Lori Parks' "365 Plays/365 Days", "Sister Cities" and The Alliance Repertory Company's benefit performance of "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues". Film & television credits include: "Radio Days", "NYPD: Jew", "Carla", "A Beautiful Life", "Bully", the ABC Pilot "Father's Day", the NBC Pilot "Inconceivable", numerous guest stars on shows like "Touching Evil", "Touched by and Angel" and "Medium". She also played the title character in the CBS sitcom "Raising Miranda". She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English.

DAVID PERYAM (Co-Director) A born and bred Chicagoan, David has been a part of the Los Angeles theatre scene since moving here in 1999 and been working with The Alliance Repertory Company in 2000. David's Los Angeles theatre credits with The Alliance Repertory Company include co-directing and performing in The Eight: Reindeer Monolouges, directing Devoured and performing in Patriot Acts: Teachers as well as stints serving as the Chairman of the Board of the company. Other Los Angeles credits include: Real Romance with The Unspoken Theatre, The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild with The Mad Scene and The Conquest of the South Pole at The Odyssey. Before LA in his native Chicago a sampling of his credits include: Anna Karenina, West Side Story, Pope Joan, Let The Circle be Unbroken, Our Country's Good, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, Orphans, Album, Showboat, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Christmas Schooner.

The Cast of THE EIGHT will feature: Joshua Evans (Young Actors Repertory) as Dasher, Thomas Colby ("The Mind of Mencia") as Cupid, JP Hubbell ("E.R." - SAG Award) as Hollywood, Leann Slaby ("Survivor: Vanuatu") as Blitzen, Brad Hills ("Blood Lies") as Comet, Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden - Tony Award) as Dancer, David Wells as Donner and Royana Black (Conquest of the South Pole) as Vixen.

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES will open on Thursday, December 5 at 8:00pm and run through Saturday, December 21 at the Complex Theatre, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Alliance Repertory's website, or by calling (323) 596-1648.

The Alliance Repertory Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer theater company and has produced nearly 50 plays in 25 years, combining a blend of new voices along with the works of established authors. Plays by Sam Shepard, Clifford Odets, and Tennessee Williams had revivals, while works by Sarah Bewley, Mel DeMind, Hal Cantor, and Michael T. Folie received world premieres. In 2009, the Alliance Repertory Company expanded its artistic opportunities to include a partnership with New River Dramatists. New River Dramatists is an incubator for new plays from some wonderful playwrights. We are excited to be able share their work with Los Angeles theater patrons. Alliance Rep is committed to providing a brand of theatre that heightens awareness of the human condition relevant to our times, continually striving to support the ensemble as well as the individual artist. Our focus remains primarily on new, experimental or established works that can foster communication between the theatre artist and the audience.

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