Fully masked throughout the play, six ensemble members - John Achorn, Julia Emelin, Anna Heinl, Li-Ann Lim, Jon Monastero and David Valdez - perform 18 roles in Fafalo. Custom-made masks have been commissioned from Bali, from master mask-maker Nyoman Setiawan.
Fafalo is led by director and playwright Stephen Legawiec, and the mask and movement coach is Dana Wieluns
"Mask is not part of the American popular theater tradition, and audiences rarely get to see fully masked productions by local companies," comments Dana Wieluns. "Mask work is physically and creatively demanding for actors because actors must use their entire bodies to make the mask come alive."
Fafalo opens March 14 and closes on April 13.
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm.
The show runs about 90 minutes with no intermission.
Performances are at
The Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica 90403,
(a half block north of Wilshire Blvd.)
Free parking is in the structure at 808 Wilshire Blvd. the entrance is on Lincoln Blvd. south of Wilshire Blvd.
Tickets are $20.00;
Students and Seniors are $15.00;
Children 12 and under are $10.
Please pay for your tickets at the door on the day of the show. We take cash and checks only. No credit cards.
For reservations please call 310-842-5737 and leave you name, the date, the number of tickets and your phone number, and we will call you back only if there is a problem.