The Adobe Rose Theatre Presents Opus by Michael Hollinger
By Michael Hollinger
Opus tells the story of the Lazara Quartet, a foursome at the top of their field with a sudden need to replace a violinist. The three remaining members recruit Grace, a talented younger musician who is unsure of her career path. The men must adjust to having someone so young and female as an addition to their complex quartet. As the four work to perfect their skills as a team while preparing for a special White House performance, secrets, betrayal, and lies come to a crescendo as truths are revealed and acceptance is gained.
Directed by Staci Robbins: Staci Robbins is an award-winning Actress, Director and Arts Educator. She has served as director and/or producer at theatres across the U.S. She received a Phoebe Award for Best Director, the Wolftrap Festival Award for Best Director, and Style Magazines award for Best Director and Theatre Season. She has directed 112 productions for the stage, and more than 40 training and commercial videos and films. Staci developed and lead performing arts education programs partnering those theatres with public schools, universities, and private arts academies. She received the Caine Award for Outstanding Arts Educator while serving as the Artistic Director of the School of Performing Arts in Richmond, VA. Since moving to New Mexico in 2013,she has continued her work in front of the camera, appearing in locally shot TV and film projects. Staci is a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).
Eli Goodman as ELLIOT:a prolific television and film actor known for his roles on Dexter, NCIS, CSI:NY, 24, The Mentalist & Longmire.
Aaron Leventman as CARL: Acting credits highlights include Provincetown Theatre Company: Wizard of Oz, Cabaret; Ironwood Productions: True West; Theaterwork: Ophelia, Midsummer
Nights Dream, The Tempest; Santa Fe Playhouse; Lakeboat, Benchwarmers, Macbeth; Santa Fe Performing Arts; Morningtime Train, For the Love of Three Oranges; industrials, short films, and features. Aaron is also a playwright whose works have been performed all over the country, many of which are published and available on Amazon.com. He recently co-produced an evening of his own one acts at Warehouse 21 titled Almost Adults that met with tremendous acclaim including the Mayor
declaring LGBT Theatre Day in Santa Fe on opening night.
John Reiser as DORIAN: John H. Reiser has worked in theater, dance, television, and film for the past fifteen years. Originally from Washington, D.C., he holds a degree in music from Wesleyan University and originally trained as a modern dancer on the east coast. He has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington National Opera, and presented original choreography in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New Mexico. Recently, he has performed in independent films and currently teaches movement and performance workshops here in Santa Fe. He is very excited to join the Adobe Rose Theater's production of "Opus"!
Alexandra Renzo as GRACE: is so excited to be apart of the wildly fantastic Adobe Rose Family. First performing professionally at the age of 15, she chose life as her conservatory. Following her feet across the world with purpose and pleasure consistently curious and humbled she came to realize that to be a true storyteller you must ask why certain stories arent being told. But to be a great storyteller, you must listen. A Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts graduate; an IHP: Re-thinking Globalization alum, a LAByrinth Theatre Company Acting Fellow, an Atlantic Theatre Co. Alum, a tanguero; an Eduardo Galeano fiend; Doula; sushi chef; actress, writer and producer. She is the Artistic Associate of Vertigo Theatre Co. in NYC, the associate producer for Symphonics Live; co-creator and creative director of Willow and Fire Productions but all that really matters is she now happily calls New Mexico home.
Tom Schuch as ALAN: a popular New Mexico actor known for his critically acclaimed one man show Einstein. He is president of the New Mexico Screen Actors Guild, and acts in TV & Film as well.
Stage Managed by Lynn Smith: Lynn Smith has stage managed over twenty productions since moving to Santa Fe in 2010. Some of her favorites include The Foreigner for the Santa Fe Playhouse; A Musical Pinata For Christmas 1-3 for Teatro Paragaus; and Circle Mirror Transformation and Bonjour, La, Bonjour for Adobe Rose Theatre. She would like to thank her husband, Kev, for all his love and support.
Runs July 14th-31st
Sunday Matinee 3:00pm
$15 student, $20 regular
Opening Night Celebration July 16th 6pm-9pm. Join us for an hour and a half of live chamber music and charcuterie, followed by the Opening Night Performance of 'Opus'. Tickets $35
The Adobe Rose Theatre (View)
1213 B Parkway Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|