Outre Theatre Presents East Coast Premiere Of RESERVOIR DOLLS
The Outré Theatre Company announces the East Coast premiere of Reservoir Dolls, inspired by Quentin Tarantino's film and adapted by Erika Soerensen. This reimagining of the classic 1992 indie film recasts its characters as women, examining how our culture treats violence differently depending on the gender of the perpetrator. Outré's production is also the first time that the production has been directed by a woman, in this case Assistant Artistic Director Shannon Ouellette. For tickets to Reservoir Dolls at The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, please visit, www.ccpompano.org. The production runs February 1-18, 2018, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.
"In this adaptation, Soerensen asks how we would regard the foul-mouthed, violent criminals of Tarantino's film if those same criminals happened to be women," said Shannon Ouellette, Outré's Assistant Artistic Director and the director of the production. "By doing this, Soerensen lays bare our society's attitudes towards strong women, and towards this passive misogyny which often treats women as if they're just fragile playthings, rather than individuals with their own demons and violent natures."
When an underworld boss gathers six criminals for a diamond heist, both she and they expect the job to be an easy one, a simple robbery with a very lucrative payout. But when the heist goes very, very wrong, and the women become convinced that there is a rat in their midst, suspicions and tempers run rampant, and longtime friendships and alliances become increasingly frayed.
The cast includes:
Elizabeth Price (Ms. White): Elizabeth Price recently appeared in New City Players' Twelfth Night, Island City Stage's Son, Theatre Lab's This Random World, and Outré's The Normal Heart. Other Florida credits include Reborning (Carbonell Nomination - Best Actress; Silver Palm Winner - Outstanding New Talent) and The How and the Why at Arts Garage, and as Jack in Thinking Cap Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest. She received her MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University where she now teaches Acting and Directing. She has worked as an actor and director in theatre and film in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Dallas, and Austin.
Rita Joe (Jo Cabot): Rita Joe is fresh off her performance in Winter Shorts at the Adrienne Arsht Theatre with City Theatre and is ecstatic to join this awesome cast and crew at Outré' Theatre! With a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida, Rita has had the opportunity to work as a Performer at Walt Disney World and has enjoyed performing on stages around the world. A few of Rita Joe's South Florida performance credits include: Terror and Brothers of the Dust, for which she won a 2017 Silver Palm Award for her performance, Island City Stage's The Submission, for which she was nominated for a Carbonell Award for Best Actress, Shorts Gone Wild with Island city stage, Mighty Gents, Flyin West and The Piano Lesson with the M Ensemble Theatre, Romeo and Juliet and S/HE with Thinking Cap.
Bridget Parente (Ms. Orange): Bridget is so incredibly excited to return to Outré as Ms. Orange in their production of Reservoir Dolls! Some of her past credits include American Idiot (ensemble), Stop Kiss (Callie), and Gruesome Playground Injuries (Kayleen). Bridget is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where she received her BFA in Theatre Performance.
Nicole Dikun (Ms. Pink): Nicole " Nikki" Dikun is a local south Florida actress. Her recent credits include Alysha/Ensemble/ Dance Captain in Outré Theatre Company's production of American Idiot. Other credits include Marquee Theater Company's Thoroughly Modern Millie as Muzzy Van Hossmere, and Dream Girls and Hair with MNM Productions.
Samantha Kaufman (Ms. Blonde): Samantha Kaufman received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University and is an Actor's Equity Association Member Candidate. She recently finished the Professional Circus Training Program at the Actors Gymnasium in Chicago, IL. Her most recent project was playing the Dauphin and Westmoreland in Henry V with the Babes With Blades Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, of which she is an ensemble member. She is an advanced actor/combatant with both the Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada. Some of Samantha's favorite roles in south Florida during graduate school include Lona Hessel from The Pillar's of Society, Cordelia from King Lear, and Alithea from The Country Wife.
Daryl Patrice (Nice Gal Edie): Daryl Patrice is glad to finally live up to her badass potential onstage as Nice Gal Edie! She just finished Dreamgirls at Broward Stage Door and also appeared in Area Stage Company's An Octoroon. She's also playing for the kiddies in Fantasy Theatre Factory's production "Bananas, Books, and Pancakes."
Krystal Millie Valdes (Ms. Brown): Krystal Valdes is a BFA graduate from New World School of the Arts. Previous professional theatre credits include Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher (Slow Burn), Catherine in Proof, Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and Izzy in Rabbit Hole (New City Players), Rosie in Cabaret and Thelma in Gypsy (Broward Stage Door), and Kat in Soundbite (project theatre). Film credits include 93 Miles, Why Leah Left, The Last Kiss, Embalmed and Dark Deco. Krystal is a founding member and company manager of New City Players.
Connie Pezet (Ms. Blue): Connie Pezet's love of theatre has grown since her studies at Broward College, where she earned her Associate of Arts degree in Theatre, and followed by Florida Atlantic University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance. She has performed for Theatre Lab's Future Pages Project, and has been recently seen in Outré Theatre's production of 1984.
Joey de la Rua (The Cop): Joey De La Rua is an actor, director, and student earning his BFA in theatre performance at FAU. Previous productions include Outré's 1984, NSB's A View From The Mountaintop, and at FAU in Talk Radio, Blithe Spirit, and The Pillowman. He has also directed Polaroid Stories and assistant directed South Pacific in Concert.
Outré Theatre Company is a vibrant, growing theatre company in beautiful South Florida. Outré believes that theatre is a living art form with the power to reimagine and reexamine ourselves and the world around us. They strive to create theatre which stimulates thought, provokes reflection, and encourages activism. www.outretheatrecompany.com
The Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. The resident companies of the Pompano Beach Cultural Center offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and education programming. For more information, www.ccpompano.org.
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library is a mixed-use City of Pompano Beach facility. The 47,000 square foot facility showcases a Cultural Center and Library under one roof. The Cultural Center features the best of regional talent in South Florida along with the finest international talent. A home to a 400-seat theater, an art gallery, and a state-of-the-art digital media center, the Cultural Center brings all disciplines together, not just under one roof but onto one stage.
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