The Talented Ones

By Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Jane Unger

April 25, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Morrison Stage

The American Dream teeters on the edge of the abyss as immigrants Cindy and Omar face their thwarted dreams and unraveling marriage while Omar’s buddy Patrick connives to push them over the edge. In this surprisingly funny dark comedy, trouble erupts one night when bad choices are followed by verrrrry bad choices. The stakes become lethal as these characters manipulate the truth and do anything to justify their desires. 

THE TALENTED ONES is Artists Rep’s first new play development commission for Table|Room|Stage as part of the Oregon Community Foundation’s “Creative Heights Initiative.”

  • Award-winning playwright
  • World Premiere

RUN TIME: approximately two hours + one intermission

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Cast

Khanh Doan +

Cindy

Michel Castillo

Young Omar

Madeleine Tran

Dancer Cindy

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Playwright

Yussef El Guindi

Director

Jane Unger *

Production

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Scenic Designer: Daniel Meeker #

Costume Designer: Darrin Pufall

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser #

Composer & Sound Designer: Rodolfo Ortega ^

Choreographer: Sarah Jane Hardy

Resident Fight Choreographer : Jonathan Cole *

Voice & Text Director: Mary McDonald-Lewis ^

Stage Manager: Michelle Jazuk +^

Props Master: Kaye Blankenship

Production Assistant: Esther McFaden ±

Board Op: Jason Coffey

Assistant Choreographer: Camille Trinka

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Press

"THE TALENTED ONES brings the political and the personal together in a dramatic interpretation of the immigrant experience in America, represented by one couple's failing marriage." - Broadway World
FULL REVIEW

"With another of his recent plays, THREESOME, already booked in Seattle and New York City, El Guindi is one of the country’s hottest playwrights." - The Santa Barbara Independent
FULL REVIEW

We believe that you will like this show if you enjoyed GOD OF CARNAGE, Yussef's play THREESOME at Portland Center Stage last year or plays like DEATHTRAP or WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

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Special Events

April 25
Preview+ Day 1: $10 tickets

April 26
Preview+ Day 2: $25 tickets + slice of HotLips Pizza

April 27
Preview+ Day 3: $25 tickets + Lagunitas beer

April 28
Preview+ Day 4: $25 tickets+Happy Hour+Nora Burkhartsmeier & The Lincoln Street Combo

April 30
Post show discussion after 2pm matinee

May 7
Post show discussion after 2pm matinee

May 10
Post show discussion after 12pm matinee

May 13
10pm Late Night Piano Bar

May 14
Post show discussion after 2pm matinee
7:30pm open captioned performance

May 16
p:ear Partner night!
$40 tix/$20 goes to p:ear

May 20
2pm ASL interpreted performance

May 21
Post show discussion w/ OPC after 2pm matinee

Resources

Study guide!  A great resource for all. Click here.

Read up on the playwright by visiting here and here.

Preview the original 2015 workshop that was produced at UC Santa Barbara here.

In the play, the trials of becoming a U.S. citizen is discussed. Learn about the requirements it takes to become a citizen here

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