Monthly Archives: November 2012


Less than a week to the first preview of Oedipus El Rey! As we count down to opening, our own Rose Cano (Jocasta in Oedipus and eSe’s Artistic Director) weighs in about eSe Teatro in the context of Seattle.

Listen to the interview by Marcie Sillman of KUOW, 94.9FM on Weekday Today.  It’s about 3/4 through the program. Listen to it HERE!

Watch for the article in the Seattle Times tomorrow by Misha Berson!

Tickets are moving fast! Buy them online HERE.

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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in News


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Oedipus El Rey: LIGHTS!

Interior Lights

As you may or may not know, though we’ve been planning Oedipus for many months, the rehearsal process itself has been extremely fast and furious – the actors and designers get a little less than 3 weeks before tech week – with the exception of Thanksgiving day, it’s been 7 days a week for 6 hours each day. We’ve had the wonderful gift of being able to import a celebrated director (Gisela Cardenas) into Seattle from New York fort his madcap process and are sprinting towards the home stretch.

A few words from lighting Designer Gwyn Skone:

“This has been an intense process, designing lighting for a show that is still coming together!

“It’s done, though: the plans have gone to ACT where the theatre staff will be setting everything up later this week, ready for us to arrive on Saturday. I’ll be spending this weekend in the dark of the Eulalie (Scandiuzzi) space focusing the lights before we begin the tech runs.

“It’s an exciting time, as everything falls into place and the show suddenly appears
after the rehearsal and planning processes. By this time next week, it’ll be
ready for an audience….”

Come join us beginning next week for Luis Alfaro’s Oedipus El Rey, directed by Gisela Cardenas and presented in ACT’s Eulalie Scandiuzzi space. Previews are Wed Dec 5 (PWYC) and Th Dec 6 ($15). Show runs Dec 7-16 ($20). All shows at 7:30pm except Sundays at 2:00pm. Purchase tickets HERE.

Oedipus Rey Lighting Plot

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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in News


Oedipus & Cyber Monday: TODAY ONLY!!!

Hola, Amigos de eSe, y HAPPY (feliz) Cyber Monday!

To those of you wondering about special prices/discounts for Oedipus:

In honor of Cyber Monday, eSe Teatro would love to give you 20% off tickets for the first weekend of Oedipus El Rey when you order at ACT by the end of today (11/26/12)!

It applies to performances on Fri the 7th of Dec (OPENING!) through Sunday matinee on the 9th (excludes previews December 5th & 6th).

So, for those of you dragging your feet on buying tickets, today would be an excellent time to do so and reap the rewards! To redeem, simply purchase your tickets online through ACT theatre – you can start by clicking HERE.

Feel free to share this and tell your friends – spread the cyber love! – and we’ll see you at the theatre next week!!!

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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in News


Rehearsal Report #1


L to R: Fernando Cavallo, Maristela Diaz, Carter Rodriguez, Erwin Galan & Javonna Arriaga. Photo by Tess Malone & Gisela Cardenas.

The rehearsal process has been physically intense and rewarding. Having this experience to work with Gisela Cardenas (director) on awaking our impulses as actors has made us explore our potential as an

The relevance of doing a Greek tragedy in today’s reality of gangs and cycles of violence, makes us examen the idea of destiny, fate and free choice in a different light.  Do all civilizations as these questions of themselves when violence erupts?  I am fascinated when theatre puts us face to face with society.  This is the reason we do theatre.

–Rose Cano, Cast: Jocasta in Oedipus El Rey; Artistic Director, eSe Teatro


OEDIPUS EL REY by Luis Alfaro runs Dec 7-16, 2012 with preview showings Dec 5 and 6. Performances at 7:30pm; Sunday matinees at 2pm. Purchase tickets here


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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in News


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OEDIPUS EL REY by Luis Alfaro runs Dec 7-16 ($20) with previews on Dec 5 (PWYC) and DEC 6 ($15). Shows at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Posted by on November 20, 2012 in News


Oedipus El Rey – Rehearsals Under Way

Imagine the Oedipus you know as an east LA homie, in a contemporary prison…

Rehearsals are furiously under way for eSe Teatro’s first full-length, fully-staged production, taking place in the intimate Eulalie Scandiuzzi space as part of ACT Theatre’s Central Heating Lab series. Brilliantly adapted by Luis  Alfaro, Sophocles’ age-old masterpiece is infused with new and vibrant life through the eyes of this modern Oedipus and his gang, a chorus of inmates in the So Cal prison system. Under the direction of Peruvian-born Gisela Cardenas, whose international credits include a multitude of classical and Shakespearean productions, Oedipus El Rey promises to an intense and thought-provoking ride as present-day struggles clash with archetypes of old.

Stay tuned for rehearsal updates and insider reports from cast, crew and creatives!


Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro runs from December 7 – 16 ($20) with previews on Dec 5 (PWYC) and Dec 6 ($15). Purchase tickets online HERE.

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Posted by on November 20, 2012 in News