The Black Box Theater play dazzled the audience with nine students at four performances at the South Texas College campus this month.
Everyone appeared never to have seen any play much like it, including this reviewer.
Give the director, Jason Huerta, much credit for bringing George Herman’s new, hyper-modern play to the Rio Grande Valley.
The Town Crier last week alerted its readers in time to warn true lovers of unusual plays to see “A Company of Wayward Saints,” its full title. The somewhat spooky Black Box Theater proved an ideal setting with its outlandish action, costumes and words.
Huerta deserves a prize, this reviewer suggested after seeing the play. The youthful director at STC preferred to credit his cast, each with his words that follow:
Rick Mireles (who plays Harlequin) is a determined leader who fit perfectly to play the manager of the troupe.
Jaime Garcia (Scapino) is a youthful man who has many talents.
John Flores (Pantalone) is an experienced actor who brings great presence to the stage.
Sharlene Cardenas (Dottore) is a small person with huge amounts of charisma that pours out onstage.
Robert De Hoyos (Capitano) has a strong persona with witty charm and a workhorse attitude.
Marcos Martinez and Summer Flowers (Tristano and Isabella) contain that chemistry between the two so mesmerizing that bring out the Ingénue and her companion to its definition.
Brittney Irvin (Colombine) proves a confident, down-to-earth actress who is comfortable in her skin and is delightful to the production.
Laya Hernandez (Ruffiana) is an actor who brings professionalism, energy and light-heartedness to the stage.
This strong, yet young, cast will never forget this show. I hope they put it on tape.
They were backed by Jason Rodriguez, assistant director; Marya Ochoa, stage manager; Gina Marie and Justin Ozuna, assistant stage managers.