february 2019 | Volume 176
Calderón’s GOLDRAUSCH Pans for Gold and Laughs!
Renowned Chilean Playwright/Screenwriter/Director Guillermo Calderón has gone wild within Swiss modernist Blaise Cendrars’ novel Gold (1925) about the opportunistic Johann August Sutter. A film within a play, premiered in 2017, GOLDRAUSCH is a comedy with music that journeys through film director Oskar’s efforts to make a film about the man who started the Gold Rush Fever of 1848: the “Emperor of California.” Mixed with classic country and Mexican banda songs, GOLDRAUSCH is the story of rampant jealousy, greed, and ambition run amok as dueling actors fight for their close-ups in Oskar’s magnum opus.*
*Contains adult themes and language and therefore may not be suitable for younger audiences.
Cast: Oskar Karthik Kadam; Greta Tebo Nzeku; Alexander Matthew Rhodes; Marlene Hannah Everett; Erik Gray Clark; Ana Ava Maria Safai; Ensemble Film Crew Hana Cripton-Inglis, Nicco Graham, Pamela Carolina Martinez, Liam McCulley, Ishan Sandhu, David Volpov, Aidan LeBlanc.
Costume Design Nicolette Szabo; Scenic Design Luis Bellassai; Lighting Design/Co-video Design Vanessa Tang; Co-video Design Zach Levis; Sound Design Erika Champion; Stage Manager Bao Linh Le; Choreographers Tomás Balli, Cassandra Bourchier, Cathy Burnett, Ava Maria Safai
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