River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation RRUUC, 6301 River Rd,Bethesda,MD,United States, Bethesda, United States
Unexpected Stage presents Fade by Tanya Saracho
A few years after the publication of her hit debut novel, Lucia lands her first TV writing job at a cutthroat network studio, where she struggles to find her place on the white male-dominated set. She and the only other Latinx employee there, a janitor named Abel, become close quickly even as they wrangle over differing points of view. But as Abel shares his stories with Lucia, similar plots begin to find their way into the TV scripts that Lucia writes. Infused with humor and a sharp insight, Fade explores class and race within the Mexican and Mexican-American communities, and asks whether status can change who you are at your core.
Written by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Dylan Arredondo
Featuring Michael Burgos and Camila Calderon
Production Stage Manager Paige Willis
Board Operator Matthew Datcher
Set Designer Simone Schneeberg
Costume Designer Sharlene Clinton
Lighting Designer Jozef Orisich
Sound Designer Matthew Mills
Dialect Coach Cynthia Santos-DeCure
Co-Producing Artistic Directors Christopher Goodrich and Rachel Stroud-Goodrich
Audience members will be required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Please note: Fade contains strong language/themes. If you should have any questions, please call or email -- we're happy to answer them.
Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. -- Performances are followed by a post-show discussion with members of the creative team.
Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. -- Performance will be ASL-interpreted.
Fade is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
This organization is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org).
Unexpected Stage thanks The Center for Organizational Excellence for its support.
Fade is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.