Media Room - Bad Hombres/Good Wives

 

Written by Herbert Siguenza

Directed by Sam Woodhouse

Performance Dates: October 3-27, 2019


Previews: October 3-8, 2019


Press Opening: Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.


Closing: Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Synopsis

A hilarious new comedy from Culture Clash co-founder Herbert Siguenza that mixes The Importance of Being Earnest, The School for Wives, a Narco Telenovela and lots of festive Mexican songs to sing along to!


Cast

Don Ernesto: John Padilla* 


Armida: Herbert Siguenza*


Padre Alberto, Ghost of Don Ramiro: Ric Salinas*


Eva: Yvette Angulo*


Don Mario: Jose Balistrieri

Lucha Grande: Roxane Carrasco*

Ensemble Man 1: Daniel Ramos

Ensemble Man 2: Salomon Maya



*Appearing Courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association 

 

Creative Team

Director: Sam Woodhouse

Scenic Design: Sean Fanning 


Costume Design: Carmen Amon


Lighting Design: Chris Rynne


Projection Design: Samantha Rojales


Sound Design: Matt Lescault-Wood

Composer: Ramon Bostich


Production Manager: Chelsea Smith


Stage Manager: Heather Brose

Assistant Director: Patrice Amon

Dramaturg: Matthew McMahan


Assistant Production Manager & Company Manager: Sarah Zimmerman


Casting Director: Kim Heil


 

Photos

(From left) Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Yvette Angulo, Jose Balistrieri, Herbert Siguenza, Roxane Carrasco and John Padilla.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Yvette Angulo, Jose Balistrieri, Roxane Carrasco and John Padilla.   Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

Herbert Siguenza.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

(From left) Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

Ric Salinas.  Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here to download.

 

 

Company Meeting/First Rehearsal


(From left) Actors Salomon Maya, Daniel Ramos, John Padilla, Yvette Angulo, and Jose Balistrieri. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

Set designer Sean Fanning. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

(From left) Director Sam Woodhouse and set designer Sean Fanning. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

Projection designer Samantha Rojales
. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

(From left) actors John Padilla, Roxane Carrasco, Sean Fanning, and diretor Sam Woodhouse. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

Costume designer Carmen Amon
. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

(From left) Actors Roxane Carrasco, Yvette Angulo, and lightind designer Chris Rynne
. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

Lighting designer Chris Rynne
. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

(From left) Actor Daniel Ramos, and playwright/actor Herbert Siguenza. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

Set design by Sean Fanning. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.

(From left) Actor Ric Salinas, composer Ramon Bostich
, and playwright/actor Herbert Siguenza. Photo by Peggy Ryan.  Click here for photo.
 

Headshots

John Padilla (download)

Jose Balistrieri (download)

Ric Salinas (download)

Roxane Carrasco (download)

Salomon Maya (download)

Yvette Angulo (download)

Daniel Ramos III (download)

Herbert Siguenza (download)

 

Bios

Herbert Siguenza (Playwright, Armida): Playwright-In-Residence at The Rep through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is also a founding member of Culture Clash, the most popular and produced Latino ensemble in the nation. For the last thirty years, he has co-written or adapted and performed over fifteen original critically acclaimed award winning plays at prestigious regional theatres around the country. Theatre Communications Group Books has published three compilations of their collective works which includes Radio Mambo, Zorro in Hell! and Chavez Ravine. Siguenza has also written and performed solo works outside the group including Cantinflas! (2003), A Weekend With Pablo Picasso (2010), El Henry (2014), Steal Heaven (2015), Manifest Destinitis (2016) and Beachtown (2018). Additionally, Mr. Siguenza recently directed Jose Rivera's Cloud Tectonics for New Village Arts and his voice is featured in the Oscar nominated animated film, Coco.

Sam Woodhouse (Director): Co-founded San Diego REP with D.W. Jacobs in 1976, and has since worked as a director, producer or actor on more than 280 productions. As an actor, he has performed on The REP stages in The Seafarer, in the title role of King Lear, Proof, Hamlet and with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in the title role of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. His recent directorial work with The REP includes: Sweat, A Doll’s House, Part 2, Fun Home, Beachtown, Hand to God, EVITA, Into the Beautiful North, Manifest Destinitis, Rapture, Blister, Burn, The Oldest Boy, Violet, Oedipus El Rey, Honky, El Henry (with La Jolla Playhouse), Detroit, Venus in Fur, In the Heights, Federal Jazz Project, Clybourne Park and The Who’s TOMMY. In 2011, he directed American Night: The Ballad of Juan José for the Denver Center Theatre Company. In 2003, he was awarded the Patté Shiley Award for Lifetime Achievement by KPBS and the prestigious Alonzo Award by the Downtown San Diego Partnership. In 2006, he and Jacobs were honored with the Craig Noel Award by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for 30 years of artistic dedication to downtown and diversity.

Ricardo Salinas (Padre Alberto, Ghost of Don Ramiro): An original member of the critically acclaimed performance troupe Culture Clash who have forged a unique role on the American stage. As a theater artist, writer, social commentator and activist, he and his co-creators, Richard Montoya and Herbert Sigüenza, have written over a dozen plays and performed over 5,000 shows nationwide. The trio made television history twice: being the first Latino comedy troupe to have a nationally broadcast sketch TV show (Fox TV) and to have their serio-comedy historical anthology, “Bowl of Beings”, presented on PBS’s Great Performances series. Ricardo continues to tour his solo show, “57 Chevy” written by Cris Franco and recently played the lead in the Salvadoran specific play, “Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo”, which toured over a dozen cities across the U.S. He also directs for Teatro Zinzanni, a Cirque du Soleil-type show, and is proud to have three published plays: “Life, Death and Revolutionary Comedy”, “Culture Clash in AmeriCCA” and “Oh, Wild West: The California Plays”. Mr. Salinas, who graduated with two B.A.s from San Francisco State University, in Broadcasting and also in Speech Communications is very proud to have taught a course at UCLA: “Theater as Pedagogy in Education” and is a part time professor at Occidental College in LA. Ric is happy to be back at SDR sharing the stage with his CC partner Herbert!

Yvette Angulo (Eva): A San Diego native. This marks her San Diego Repertory Theatre debut. Other local theatre credits include The Grift (La Jolla Playhouse W.o.W Festival), and The Man Who Came To Dinner (Coronado Playhouse). Some of her favorite college credits include An Ordinary Day (Stagehouse Theatre) and Mauritius (Stagehouse Theatre). Yvette is especially excited for her debut at The Rep because she has been a part of “Amigos del Rep” for several years, participating in readings to promote Latinx theatre. 

Salomón Maya (Hitman Tito/Ensemble): An Emmy® winning Writer/Producer and is thrilled to be back at San Diego REP. Salomón’s regional acting credits include: SAN DIEGO REP: Beachtown (Benny Ramos-Leibowitz); Manifest Destinitis (Tomas); LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE; El Henry (Mago); INNERMISSION PRODUCTIONS: Church (Rev. Jose); POINT LOMA PLAYHOUSE: A Permanent Image (Bo); ONSTAGE PLAYHOUSE: A Bright New Boise (Will); Coyote on a Fence (Sam). Salomón is also a local playwright and has had his plays produced by Teatro Punto y Coma and Scripps Ranch Theatre. Salomón currently is the Creative Director for Televisa San Diego/Tijuana, a monthly columnist for L’CHAIM San Diego Magazine, and a board member for the NTC Foundation at Liberty Station.

Roxane Carrasco (Lucha Grande): Favorite credits include- Chicago (Velma) Broadway , 1st National Tour, and Moonlight Amphitheater; Like water for Chocolate (Gertrudis)  (with Lila Downs) at Sundance Theatre Lab at White Oak; El Henry (Chiqui), The Who’s Tommy (original cast swing) La Jolla Playhouse; Real Women Have Curves, The Women, Manifest Destinitis, In the Heights, San Diego REP; and a recurring role on As The World Turns (Chardonnay). Roxane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from UCSD and an M.F.A in Musical Theatre from SDSU and is currently teaching Musical Theatre at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.

Jose Balistrieri (Don Mario): This is his San Diego REP debut with this world premiere Herbert Siguenza original! His recent credits include: Native Gardens (The Old Theatre), Cloud Tectonics (New Village Arts), Bug, and Love’s Labour’s Lost (UCSC). Holds a BA in Theatre from the University of California Santa Cruz. Announced 2018 Broadway-world winner for Best Actor in a professional play for his role as Anibal De La Luna in Cloud Tectonics. Would like to give a huge thank you to the San Diego Rep, Herbert Siguenza, my friends, my girlfriend, & my family whom I always keep in my heart. 

John Padilla (Don Ernesto): A veteran San Diego actor is excited to be back at the SD Rep for this wonderful production.  His acting credits include most recently “The Madres” at The Moxie,  “Manifest Destinitis” at the SD Rep as well as the La Jolla Playhouse/San Diego Rep production of “El Henry”,  Moxie Theater in  “References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot”,  San Diego Repertory Theater in “Zoot Suit” “Water & Power”, “Burning Patience”, “Marriage Is Forever” and “Bandido”.  The Ion Theater in “La Gaviota” and “Elliot a Soldiers Fugue”.   The Old Globe Theater in “Night of the Iguana”, “Comedy of Errors “, “White Linen”.  The Latino Ensemble of San Diego productions of “Short Eyes”, “The Last Angry Brown Hat” and “Ay Compadre” (San Diego & Los Angeles).   Still love music….Musical productions of  “Man Of La Mancha”, “Pirates Of Penzance”, “Oklahoma”, “The Fantastiks” , “Nine” and “Evita”.  Go Amigos everywhere!

Daniel Ramos III (Hitman Leo/Ensemble): He is making his debut at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. He is also delighted at the opportunity to continue the journey with Bad Hombres/Good Wives after being part of the workshop for The Finish Line at Cygnet Theatre and as a reading for The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival hosted by the Amigos Del REP. As a Grossmont College alumni he has performed productions at their Stagehouse Theatre, some of which include Blood Wedding, Romeo and Juliet, and The Three Musketeers. Special thanks to Herbert Siguenza, Daniel Jáquez, and Tio Henry, Tia Guille, his parents and sister for their support. 

Adrian Kuicho Rodriguez: Adrian is thrilled to make his theatre stage debut at the San Diego Rep. Adrian was born in Mexico and is an internationally known musician who specializes in brass instruments, particularly the Sousaphone (tuba). He has studied and played Sinaloense-style banda music for many years and has played for Mexican regional music superstars such as Joan Sebastian, Valentin Elizalde, Jose Manuel Figueroa and Tucanes de Tijuana, to name a few. In 2010, the international and Grammy-winning Nortec Collective (Bostitch and Fusible) invited him to join their many worldwide tours playing the biggest musical festivals such as Glastonbury, Festival of the Sun and Coachella. Adrian can be heard on the soundtrack of Pixar’s COCO.

 
 
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