Venue: Pollock Stage
Music Direction by Samuel Clein, with Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn as Principal Harpist
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
Starring: Jerry Lee as El Gallo, Joshua Durfey as Matt, Monique Ward Lonergan/Courtney Shannon as Luisa, Amanda Goldrick as Hucklebee, Michael Coleman as Bellomy, Gary S. Martinez as Henry, Tara Henry as The Mute
Directed By: Melanie Smith
Running Time: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes, Including Intermission
Parental Guidance: Appropriate for All Ages (No Children Under 4)
Community Partnership: Ubuntu Green
Preview performances March 23 – March 26; Opening night is March 26.
The world’s longest-running musical, which debuted off-Broadway in 1960, concerns a wall and the two families on either side. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imaginations and enter a world of moonlight and magic where the two parents trick their children into falling in love by pretending to be staunch foes. The parents stage a mock abduction, setting the scene for a heroic rescue, but when the children discover the deception, uncertainties arise.
Join us for our free Prologue Series in the Theatre 45 minutes before each regularly scheduled subscription performance and learn more about the play, the authors, and STC’s production in advance of the performance.