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by Ariel Dorfman and Rodrigo Dorfman directed by Heather Cappiello

Splashing into the world of Mascara has been an artistic baptism. Searching for the appropriate theatrical incarnation of this fairy tale has been a shuttle from the past to the present, arriving at the retro-future utopia you see before you. A land where anything is possible and everything is disguised. A court of color, texture, shape and aspiration. A world so dwarfed by its longing for power and control that evolution has become anachronistic. Titillating, dangerous and omnipotent - all of the Orwellian warning signs paving the individual's path. We enter this place at a time when the universal mask worn by us all has become attached to our face. This beautiful struggle of becoming who we are is what we have strived to make visible for you tonight.

Bon appétit.

Opened: Friday, October 16, 1998
Performed: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00 pm & Sunday at 8:00 pm
Performed At: Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley
Closed: November 15, 1998

Bobby Weinapple* as Emme
Brian Keith Russell* as Doctor Mavirelli
Marin Van Young as Oriana
Beth Donohue as Oriana 2
Patty Silver as Maya
John Pirruccello as Man 1
Ryan Gowland as Man 2
Patrick Dooley as Tristan Pareja & The Governor
Justine Turner as Katerina & Judith
Calum Grant as understudy for Emme
Amanda Duarte as understudy for Oriana 2
*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Heather Cappiello, director
Michael Frassinelli, set design and construction
Christine Cilley, costume design and construction
Katie Pullin, costume design assistant
Jodie Feder, lighting design
Alex Lopez, lighting design assistant & light board operator
Luther Bradfute, sound design
Erika Kissam, sound board operator
Benjamin Lovejoy, graphic design
Gina Padilla, stage manager
Katie Bales, production manager
Amanda Duarte, casting director
Sayre Van Young, dramaturg
Clare DeShon, Katie Devlin, Clara Martinez, Janet Martinez & Carrie Mullin, costume construction crew
Claire Mosher, managing director
Patrick Dooley, artistic director

Robert Hurwitt for SF Examiner
Steve Winn for SF Chronicle
Michael Scott Moore for SF Weekly

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