The Eclipse of Lawry
By Gwylym Cano
Directed by Phil Luna
January 10 through February 8, 2014
Spark Theater is proud to present Gwylym Cano’s “The Eclipse of Lawry” January 10 through February 8 at 985 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, CO 80204. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s @ 7:30 p.m. *No show on February 7. Tickets are $15 – 20 and are available online atwww.sparktheater.org or by calling 720-346-7396.
Part myth-making, part absurdist exercise, part political allegory and part youthful hell-raising, this story of three cowboys, whose plot to steal the moon, is a wild and woolly one. A bit of Brecht, a pinch of Freud, a handful of surrealism and a cup of Marx Brothers craziness makes this a rich ethnic broth that’s politically piquant
Artistic Director Roger Winn was asked what attracted him to this play. In his reply he said, “Gwylym is talented artist with a unique voice. I chose this script because I am committed to the recognition of Denver playwrights and bringing local voices to the Spark stage. I also wanted Phil Luna to direct and felt this was a great piece for him to be associated with. This play is still fresh and enjoyable. The mix of slapstick and philosophical thought still elicits a reaction from me. The characters of Humphrey, Gezebell, and Dogwould are wonderful guides through this crazy magical story and I know our audience will fall in love with them.”
Director Phil Luna has cast Josh Lamb as Humphrey, Caitlin Conklin as Gezebell, Dell Domnik as Dogwould, Gracen Porreca as Lawry, Max Cabot as Slim, Miranda LeQuire as Mimosa/Tatiana, Magally Luna as Moonmaker/Betsy and Charles Kolar as Passman.
The year after graduating from Yale Gwylym Cano made “one of the best Chicano films of all time,” a micro budget feature called El Corrido de Cherry Creek. Numerous shorts and two more features follow. His new film Athen Zapball is available on Vimeo On Demand. His poetry can be found in the Latino anthologies “Red, Hot Salsa” and “Voices in First Person.” His plays have been produced at the Denver Civic Theater, the Crossroads Theater, the Yale Dramat and El Centro Su Teatro. Cano does residencies in digital media and teaches digital video at Colorado Academy. He is also a Forum Theater expert.
“… this East LA-via-Yale transplant has earned the title of “Chicano Renaissance man” for his work as independent filmmaker, actor, editor, video artist, poet, artist-in-residence, dancer, puppeteer, and–most recently–playwright.” – North Denver Tribune.
Spark Theater presents
“The Eclipse of Lawry”
Three crazy cowboys plot to steal the moon.
Jan. 10 – Feb. 8 *No show on February 7
Thurs./Fri./Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 – 20
720-346-7396 or online at www.sparktheater.org
Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, CO 80204.