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Fade

Fade, by Tanya Saracho

October 20 – November 13

Directed by Dylan Arredondo

Featuring Michael Burgos and Camila Calderon

Stage Managed by Paige Willis

Designed by Sharlene Clinton, Matthew Mills, Jozef Orisich and Simone Schneeberg

A few years after the publication of her hit debut novel, Lucia lands her first TV writing job at a cutthroat network studio,  where she struggles to find her place on the white male-dominated set. She and the only other Latinx employee there, a janitor named Abel, become close quickly even as they wrangle over differing points of view. But as Abel shares his stories with Lucia, similar plots begin to find their way into the TV scripts that Lucia writes. Infused with humor and a sharp insightFade explores class and race within the Mexican and Mexican-American communities, and asks whether status can change who you are at your core.

Audience members will be required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. We recommend that everyone attending have their Covid-19 vaccinations.

Fade is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities  Council of Montgomery County.

This organization is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org).

Unexpected Stage thanks The Center for Organizational Excellence for its support.  

Fade is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Please note: Fade contains strong language/themes. If you should have any questions, please call or email — we’re happy to answer them.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:

Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. — Performances are followed by a post-show discussion with members of the creative team.

Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. — Performance will be ASL-interpreted.