In the Valley of the Shadow

ensemble theatre · rogue machine theatre · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America

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An apocalyptic event in an LGBT Nightclub changes everything; love becomes hate, hate becomes love.

A World Premiere play by Katherine Cortez, inspired by a collision of events: growing up in Orlando with no openly gay nightclubs, witnessing family and friends hiding in shadows and losing lives to AIDS before it had a name; completing the AIDS LifeCycle ride, and then…The Pulse nightclub shooting on the eve of LA PRIDE.

The play reflects on how fundamentalist belief systems can give a perverse inspiration to the execution of hate in the name of “love.” Exploring our duality as human beings – a paradoxical species capable of both violence and its opposite – the play challenges audiences to examine our darker parts in order to integrate the shadow and move towards the light, transforming hate into love.

Special performance and reception on the one-year marker of the tragedy on June 11th, the day of PRIDE celebration and #ResistMarch.*

production team

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john flynn *

rmt artistic director
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heather tyler *

producer
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elina de santos

director
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victoria hoffman

assistant director & casting director
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larry poindexter

cast (jack/francis)
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t verafield *

cast (carmen/hawk)
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dylan arnold

cast (rafi)
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ethan rains

cast (enrique/uriel)
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karen white

cast (marge/karen)
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rachel sorsa

cast (bette)
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amanda bierbauer *

production manager
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christopher mcvay

understudy/rehearsal asst

* Fringe Veteran

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