The Alamo: by Ian McRae. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Bobby Costanzo.
Welcome to The Alamo – the last great American bar. The neighborhood institution in the blue-collar section of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where bar owners Munce and his wife, Carmen, have been serving the regulars for years. The same neighborhood institution where, along with those same regulars, they watched from the roof as the towers of the World Trade Center crumpled to the ground, taking their relatives, friends, and neighbors down with them. But today, gentrification and an aging clientele have The Alamo struggling to keep its doors open. Artists and gentrifiers want to adopt the bar as an entertainment hangout. Fearing it’s their only chance to keep The Alamo’s door open, Munce and Carmen plan to upgrade the bar to appeal to the younger, more upscale crowd. But the Alamo regulars and Bay Ridge locals have no intention of surrendering their bar, let alone their neighborhood, without a fight. Nativism, racism, war, and humor combine to create a theatrically vivid portrait of eight emotionally entrenched people who find themselves on the front lines of change.
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1st Rehearsal: Week of March 4th, 2019
Preview: April 4th or 5th, 2019
Show Opens: April 5th or 6th, 2019
Show Closes: May 12th or 19th, 2019
Show Times: Fri., Sat. @ 7:30PM, Sun., 2:00PM
Show will run at Chicago Dramatists Theater - Chicago, IL.
CARMEN: FEMALE, 50s, Munce’s wife, Latina. Despite being adopted and raised in the predominantly white neighborhood, Carmen has always been treated as an outsider. She co-owns and runs the bar with Munce, and knows what needs to be done to save it.
MARY: FEMALE, late 40s – early 50s, the mother of two who lost her NYFD husband on 9/11 when the North Tower collapsed. A committed Ground Zero Memorial volunteer.
CLAUDINE: 40s – 50s, Bay Ridge native, and Tick’s wife. She bursts on to the scene after a horrible secret about her husband is revealed to her.
TICK: MALE, 50s, local Alamo patron and proud union organizer, he is hiding a secret.
DOMINIC: 50s, a loyal friend to all the guys and one of The Alamo regulars. He is a recently retired NYC Sanitation worker, and die-hard Yankees fan.
* Feel free to use a New York accent if you’d like, but it is not required *
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