* World Premiere

The Language of Flowers (1995)
One of the great romances of all time, Romeo and Juliet, inspires this tale of forbidden love in the barrio of modern Los Angeles Amidst the colorful festivities of Halloween and the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead, the young lovers play out their fateful affair. But in a surprising twist on Shakespeare’s drama, the dead come to life suffusing the beauty and passion of the original tragedy with the magic and mysticism of Latino storytelling traditions.
About the Play
Written By: Edit Villarreal
About the Production
World Premiere
Run Dates: 10/14/1995 - 11/12/1995
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Norma Saldivar
Cast: Alex Balderrama - Sgt Lopez; Coyote Calavera
Laurence Ballard - Julian Bosquet; Curandero
Chris Boscia - Tommy Bosquet
Kate Brickley - Maria
Mario Burrell - Zoot Suiter Calavera; Ensemble
Hassan El-Amin - Benny Martinez
Seán G. Griffin - Fr. Lawrence
Laura Kenny - Candelaria; Tijuana Calavera
Paul Kramer - Migrant Worker Calavera; Ensemble
Benito Martinez - Romeo Martinez
Dawnnie Mercado - Juliet Bosquet
Eric Salamon - Ruben Guiterrez; Revolutionary Calavera; Ensemble
Meg Savlov - Corradista; Manuel
Stephanie Stephenson - Catrina Calavera; Ensemble
Behind the Scenes: Geoffrey Alm - Fight Director
Germaine Veronica Franco - Original Music
Richard Gray - Vocal Director
John Kingsbury - Stage Manager
Rose Pederson - Costume Designer
Michelle Riel - Set Designer
Phil Schermer - Producing Director
Peggy Shannon - Artistic Director
Scott Strode - Assistant Director
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Managing Director
Thomas W. (Tom) Utterback - Sound Designer
Michael Wellborn - Lighting Designer