Black Snow by Mikhail Bulgakov
Adapted by Keith Reddin from the novel
Directed by Dustin Wills


THE CAST


Gabriel Luna (Sergei Leontievich Maxudov) is a native son of Austin, TX. Credits include: Romeo and Juliet, The Kentucky Cycle, and c/o The Grove at the Mary Moody Northern Theatre; La Pastorela, Manzi: The Adventures of Young Cesar Chavez for Teatro Humanidad; and Tales of Shakespeare for Zach Scott’s Project Interact! He also appeared in the award-winning film Fall to Grace, and was featured on television’s Prison Break, and can be seen this summer in the feature film Dance with the One and the HBO film Temple Grandin. He was last seen as Hamlet and Polonius in Tutto Theatre Company’s production of Ophelia, and is so proud to be working with this great crew once again and to share the stage with such a talented cast. He would like to say, "Thank you" to "Mom, Timbo, Meg, Momo, Grandpa, and all of you, all my family. I love you."

Smaranda Ciceu (Ivan Vasilievich) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate in acting at UT–Austin. She comes from Bucharest, Romania where she studied at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Some of her recent roles include Eleanor in Big Love, Nastasya in The Idiot, and Circe in The Psyche Project at UT–Austin; and Mathilde in Zach Scott Theatre’s production of The Clean House. She is pretty fun and some of her future projects are Orestes at The Off Center and Trojan Women at UT–Austin. She adores Ivan and she wants to thank Dustin for his support as well as Mark, Laura, and Kyle.

Francisco Rodriguez (Illya Ivanovich Rudolfi, Thomas Strizh). In the spirit of Pliny the Elder, Mr. Rodriguez sought to educate himself at the local University studying their theatre academia curriculae. Having paid his way with sweat, wit & labor he finally found himself a graduate. Since then he has put away such childish things as candy and smiling and has taking to acting like an adult by wearing business suits and speaking of the stock market when spoken to.

Amy Downing (Yegor, Polixena Toropetzkaya, Olga, Eulampia Petrovna, Nastasya Ivanova) is thrilled to be working with Tutto Theatre and with such amazing cast members! Favorite Austin Credits include: Amelia Earhart in Flight 916 at Refraction Arts; Urinetown, Present Laughter, and High School Musical (for which she received a B. Iden Payne Award) all at Zach Scott; Helena Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Austin Playhouse; Holly in Nickel N’ Dimed and Ms. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol at The State. New York Credits include: The National Tour of Sam Mendes’ Broadway revival of Cabaret as Sally Bowles; Trapped Family Singers, and Guiding Light. Regional Theatres: A Chorus Line and Oliver as Diana Morales and Mrs. Sowerberry at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; and Potiphar’s Wife in Joseph at The Hangar Theatre. All thanks to my family for this opportunity.

Maarouf Naboulsi (Ismail Alexandrovich Bondarevsky, Fat Man, Bombardov) is a recent graduate from St. Edward’s University with a degree in Theatre Arts. You may have seen him in his most recent productions there which include Cyrano De Bergerac, On the Town, Death and the King’s Horseman, and Parade. He also recently had the wonderful opportunity to study acting at the Moscow Art Theatre Conservatory last fall with a select ensemble of actors. He would like to dedicate this performance to his master teachers at MXAT: Oleg, Sasha, Vladimeer and Larissa. большое спасибо and much love to Dustin for the wonderful opportunity of working with such a gifted group of actors, designers, and technicians.

Ron Weisberg (Likospastov, Bakvalin, Romanus, Shakespeare) grew up in small town Texas where he learned to appreciate creativity, and being a hellion. After graduating from Theatre & Dance at UT–Austin, he has concentrated on acting and writing many shows, including the award-winning Cymbeline and Wireless-less. Ron has continued to join Austin’s theater and film community, though people don't pay actors in halarious town. He is very excited to start the ball rolling on his career, including film acting and voice over work. Hire him now. Stay tuned, you will see him in several upcoming Indie flicks including: The Why and Juvenile Tendencies. Ron is a man of the people, spitting on the bourgeois monstrosity and its ideals.

Verity Branco (Irinia, Ilchin, Ludmilla Pryakhina, Anna). This is Verity’s first show with Tutto Theatre Co. she is thrilled to be a part of this crazy world. Past roles include Mrs. Cheveley in An Ideal Husband with The Austin Shakespeare Festival, Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beverly in The Shadow Box, Callie in Stop Kiss, Masha in The Three Sisters, and Donna in Hair. Originally from Massachusetts she is heading into the third year of the M.F.A. program in Acting at UT–Austin. She completed her undergraduate training at California State University, Northridge. Thanks to Dustin and the cast for this unique experience. Verity is represented by BLVD Talent.

Diego Larrea-Puemape (Kerenin, Aloysius, Baklazhanov, Phillipp Phillippovich, Sophocles, Patrikeyev) received his B.A. in Theatre from UT–Austin. He recently starred in the titular role in The Mariner, a new play by Esme Lejeune and as Tad Rose in The Ruby Sunrise. He also directed Into the Woods for the Round About Players last Fall. He is thrilled to be working with Tutto Theatre and has enjoyed creating the crazy world of Black Snow. Diego plays tennis, golf, and writes in his spare time. Diego would like to thank his family and friends for their support.

Kyle Lagunas (Young Man, Gavril Stepanovich, Assistant, Molière, Props Man) is a newcomer to Austin’s theatre scene, having recently relocated from Boston, where he studied creative writing at Emerson College. Laugh at him and you’ve got a friend for the day. Laugh with him and you’ve got a friend for life.


 

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