WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative For GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative For GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM

WaterTower Theatre Associate Artistic Director, Kelsey Leigh Ervi, today announced details for the Regional Premiere of Guadalupe in the Guest Room written by Tony Meneses, and directed by Christie Vela.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room will run from February 22 - March 17, 2019 on the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast will feature Andrews W. Cope, David Lugo, Leticia Magaña, and Gabrielle Reyes. Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts are Leticia Magaña and Gabrielle Reyes.

The creative team, in addition to Director Christie Vela, includes Whitney Holotik as Assistant Director, Bob Lavallee as Scenic Designer, Korey Kent as Costume Designer, Aaron Johansen as Lighting Designer, John M. Flores as Sound Designer, Matthew Duvall as Properties Designer, Caron Grant as Production Stage Manager, Jessica Updike as Assistant Stage Manager, and Nicole Berastequi as Fight Choreographer.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room is sponsored, in part, by Frost Bank and Raymond James. WaterTower Theatre's 2018-2019 Season sponsor is The Town of Addison.

About Guadalupe in the Guest Room

Guadalupe is living in the guest room of her son-in-law, Steve, while she works to translate from English to Spanish the children's books her deceased daughter has written. Overcome with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely housemates struggle to communicate. As they begin watching the same television show, the two bond in the most unexpected of ways, leading Guadalupe and Steve to learn that understanding doesn't always require speaking the same language. Guadalupe in the Guest Room is a funny and heartfelt celebration of new beginnings, breaking barriers, and the healing power of telenovelas.

About the Cast

Andrews W. Cope (Steve)
Andrews is excited to be back on the WaterTower Theatre stage. Previous WTT credits include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Beautiful Star. Other select DFW credits: Martyr, Booth, World Premiere (Second Thought Theatre); Ruth, World Premiere (Kitchen Dog Theater); Suburbia (Upstart Productions); Take Me Out (Uptown Players); Brighton Beach Memoirs, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Streetcar Named Desire, Last Night of Ballyhoo (Contemporary Theater of Dallas).


David Lugo (Roberto/Jose Fernando/Bernardo)
David is an actor and voice over artist. WaterTower audiences may remember him most recently as Pop in Elliot, A Soldiers Fugue. With over twenty-five years of experience, he has performed at theatres such as Dallas Theater Center (Oedipus El Rey, White Rabbit Red Rabbit); Theatre Three (The Minotaur, The Fantasticks, Last One Nighter on the Death Trail); Uptown Players (Catch Me If You Can, Angels in America Parts 1 & 2); Undermain Theatre (Macbeth, So Go the Ghosts of Mexico), to name a few. David is represented by the Kim Dawson Agency.


Leticia Magaña (Guadalupe)
Leticia Magaña is thrilled to return to the theatre after a 15 year hiatus. During this time, she has acted in television and film roles including the recurring role of Lourdes Garcia in AMC's The Son, Dr. Razack in Dallas, Angry Mom in the movie Hot Pursuit opposite Reese Witherspoon, Sample in Upstream Color (Sundance Official Selection 2013) and Rosana in All She Can (Sundance Official Selection 2011). Her voice can be heard on DART and at DFW Airport, and she has extensive commercial and industrial credits to her name. She is represented by The Mary Collins Agency. www.leticiamagana.com

Gabrielle Reyes (Raquel/Claudia/Aurelia)
Gabrielle is overjoyed to be working with WaterTower Theatre for the first time! Her local credits include: Dallas Theater Center (Hairspray, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Hair, Dreamgirls , A Christmas Carol, and Bella: An American Tall Tale). Off-Broadway: Bella: An American Tall Tale. Film: Yes, We're Open; You People; Driving While Black; Godbox. TV: Mad Men, Scandal, The Whitney Houston Story, Aquarius, Switched at Birth. Gabrielle is also the chef and proud owner of the vegan catering company, One Great Vegan. @onegreatvegan www.gabriellereyes.com

Christie's directing credits include A Christmas Carol, Gloria, Fade (Dallas Theater Center); Bull, Straight White Men, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Second Thought Theatre); 'Night Mother (EchoTheatre); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Theatre Three); Don't Dress For Dinner (Stage West); Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Dallas); Turn of the Screw, Paper Flowers, The Pillow Man, Boom (Kitchen Dog Theater); Native Gardens (Trinity Repertory in Providence, RI). Next up, she'll be directing Real Women Have Curves at Dallas Theater Center. Christie is also an accomplished actor, having worked with many companies in DFW. She is thrilled to be making her WaterTower Theatre debut.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room Performance details:

In The Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre

Show Run Dates: February 22 - March 17, 2019

Preview dates: Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 pm

Pay It Forward with Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm

Opening night: Monday, February 25 at 7:30 pm

Performances:

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.

Fridays: 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.

Sundays: 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

Kids (16 and under) -$20

Single Tickets - $20-$40

*Student, Senior, and Industry discounts available

*Subscribers always get discounts!

How/Where to Buy Tickets:

Online: www.watertowertheatre.org

By Phone: 972.450.6232

Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Fax: 972.450.6244
Email: boxoffice@watertowertheatre.org

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