The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Jake Metzgar as Lord Baring and The Stage Manager
Tianna Garcia Servant, Sibyl Vane Actress
Nikki Morrison as Servant, Sibyl Vane Actress
Rachel Salazar as Servant
The elite Company
Kira Akmajian, McKenna Beck, Paul Costales, Isaac Garcia, Tianna Garcia, Kariana Gonzales, Alex Harden, Melee Hardy Alyssa Lamb, Esther Michnovicz, Nikki Morrison, Jordan McMillan, Tim Nguyen, Carissa Richey, Coryn Richey, Grace Salazar, Rachel Salazar, Cara Sowers, Drew Sowers, Alicia Swanson, Audrey Swanson, Vanessa Trujillo, Alyssa Williams
The elite Company and Crew consists of professional and pre-professional artists that are committed to learning, training, teaching and performing their craft with elite Dance & Theatre.
Scene One - The Portrait
Scene Two - Revelation
Scene Three - Descent
Scene Four - Emergence
Scene Five - Sibyl Vane
Scene Six - Dorian's Romance
Scene Seven - Goddess No Longer
Scene Eight - Rejection
Scene One - Greek Tragedy
Scene Two - Goodbye To Sibyl
Scene Three - Malady of the Soul
Scene Four - Oblivion
Scene Five - Basil's Demise
Scene Six - Alan Campbell's Secret
Scene Seven - Suspicions
Scene Eight - The Perfect Mirror
Scene Nine - Silent Witnesses
Scene Ten - Conscience No More
Story Adaptation and Direction by Cheri Costales
Drama Direction by Cara Sowers
Choreography by Alyssa Costales, Cheri Costales, Esther Michnovicz, Kira Akmajian and Vanessa Trujillo
Production Management by Stephanie Rickerman and Robyn Hardy
Backstage Management by Tina Mesa
Lighting Design by Ben Costales
Sound by Matt Ramsey
Costumes by Cheri Costales, Linda Downum, Judy Brewster, Erin Morrison and Tracey Meisenheimer
Dialect Coaching by Steve Corona
Lobby and Reception by Lillian Garcia and Erin Morrison
Box Office by Michelle Brett and Donna Bugos
Ushers by Mary Alice and Frank Salazar
Make Up by Tianna Garcia
Photography and Promotional Photos by Two Brunos Photography
Videography by Nick Bennet and William Ernst
Technical Intern: Quinten Morrison
Thank you to all of our volunteers backstage, in the house, in the lobby and for the evening receptions! We could not do what we do without you!
elite is proud to partner with these wonderful folks!
From the Director
It is my goal when writing a derivative work, to stay as true as I possibly can to the original intent of the author. A two hour show can never do justice to a complete novel, but I strive to capture as much of the story, the major themes and the intent as possible. Oscar Wilde was a brilliant artist and storyteller. I believe that The Picture of Dorian Gray was not just a work of fiction, but a window into Oscar's own soul at times. Although I am no expert on the subject, my own observations have made me wonder how much of the story is a reflection of Oscar Wilde himself. I can't help but look at Lord Henry as the embodiment of Oscar's own world view, while Dorian portrays that philosophy lived out to it's fullest. Whether I'm right on those points or not, Oscar Wilde had insights and conclusions on the matter that are eye opening and thought provoking.
Thank you for joining us as we wade through the deep waters of Lord Henry's philosophy. We hope that this show will spark some thoughts and great conversations on such important matters.
Research for writing this script took me to several less known works of Oscar Wilde, "De Profundis" and "The Ballad of Reading Gaol". I recommend both of these short essays for further reading.
Cheri has been writing scripts and directing shows for the elite Company for over fifteen years. Her writing mostly consists of derivative work, adapting stories to work for dance theatre (The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, Peter Pan, The Scarlet Letter, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast). Her most recent work has included original scripts of, Days of the Dead (premiering this Christmas), The Shoe Room (about WWII and victims of the Holocaust), The Problem With Fairies, and Benny & the Supersquad for the elite Kids Theatre Projects.