Broadway Actors Kick Off 2018 Season at Ruskin Group Theatre.
“Must see!"- The LA Beat
Both funny and dramatic, featuring vivid characters whose lives haven’t turned out quite the way that they had hoped as they fight for their place in a world under the assault of millennial gentrification.
A world premiere written by Ian McRae and directed by Kent Thompson
"Once you see THE ALAMO you will have no doubt as to why performances are selling out. Outstanding cast...'hidden gem' of a theater on the Westside” - Broadway World
In the blue collar Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn sits a rundown neighborhood institution called The Alamo the last great American bar. The owners, Munce and Carmen, along with some of their regulars watched, from the roof, as the World Trade Towers fell, taking down their relatives, friends, and neighbors. Today, with an aging clientele, the place is fighting to keeps it’s doors open and the only hope seems to be the arrival of artist/gentrifiers who are moving into the neighborhood and wanting to adopt the bar as an entertainment hangout. Bay Ridge locals and Alamo regulars don’t want to surrender their bar, much less their neighborhood, to these young neo-carpetbaggers without a fight. Touching on themes of, nativism, racism, and war, The Alamo paints a humorous and dramatic portrait of eight working class Bay Ridge natives who always seem to find themselves on the front lines of change in America.
During their second decade of bringing Los Angeles audiences outstanding entertainment, Ruskin Group Theatre continues to celebrate the essence of arts and humanity, within the microcosm of theatre. Supporting new writers and the development of new plays is an important part of the Ruskin season.
Ian McRae’s The Alamo was inspired by an op-ed piece called “The Hard Lessons Of Iraq” by David Ignatius, published in The Washington Post on the tenth anniversary of the invasion. The ten-minute piece found a slot at the Actor's Theatre in New York and The Eight Tens At Eight in Santa Cruz, California, which propelled him to create this full-length play. Ian was an apprentice with Sanford Meisner and has taught at The Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre. He was a member of Cucaracha Theatre in NYC where several of his plays were produced.
Cast: Bobby Costanzo (Joey), Eileen Galindo (Carmen), Nancy Georgini (Claudine), Milica Govich (Mary), Julia Arian (Micaela/Alternate), Kelsey Griswold (Micaela /Alternate), John Lacy (Dominic), Jack Merrill (Tick), and Tim True (Munce)
The Alamo has been extended three times, now schedule to run Fridays and Saturday at 8pm, Sundays 2pm through May 12, 2018.
Ruskin Group Theatre is located at 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Tickets are $27 - $30 and can be purchased in advance by calling (310) 397-3244 or online at www.ruskingrouptheatre.com . Free parking available on site.
Presenter / Producer: Ruskin Group Theatre
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 310-397-3244
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica CA 90405
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 5/4/2018 - 5/12/2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00
Sundays at 2:00
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