A new work commissioned with support from the Dramatists Guild Fund.
Edgy and contemplative, Lights Out explores a world in the midst of a natural disaster that has taken out all electricity. Four people thrown together on a ranch in Elko during the blackout question God, their pasts, and ultimately reality. Is this just a blackout, or something more sinister?
About the playwright:
Originally from Elko, Nevada, Marvin Gonzalez de León moved to Reno in the fall of 2000 to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. In May 2007, he graduated from UNR with a dual major in English Language and Linguistics, and Spanish Language and Literature. He has worked in Reno as a poet, actor, playwright and free-lance journalist. He is a member of the spoken word collective, Spoken Views. Wrote for the Arts & Culture section of the Reno News & Review. And, was the Playwright in residence for Good Luck Macbeth’s 2013 season. He has published poems and short stories in UNR’s Brushfire lit mag, and Contrapuntos: A Live Anthology. His produced plays include: Frankenstein: A Modern Gay Prometheus, Mattress of the Heart, and The Fifth Wind. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Dramatic Writing at Arizona State University, and expects to graduate in 2017.
Sebastian: Abel Echeverria
Maite: Hannah Blayney
Alex: Randal Shum
Zahra: Maria Segura
Chase Jones: Mason Vokes
- This series is partially funded by a Partnership Grant from the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
- Made possible, in part, by the support of the City of Reno.
- This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
- This program is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities