Inferno Theatre (USA)
Friday May 27 7:00pm
Saturday May 28 8:00pm
Sunday May 29 7:00pm
Thursday June 2 8:00pm
Saturday June 4 6:00pm
Sunday June 5 2:00pm.
Duration: 70 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: General Admission
$20 advance, $25 at door
Playwright, Director and Designer;
Giulio Cesare Perrone
Wei-Shan Lai, Benoît Monin,
David James Silpa, Brittany Sims,
Tenya Spillman, Baela Tinsley,
“Desire, my love, what is it you long for?” Desire: a thought at the edge of memory between the pull of gravity and accelerating neurons. Desire begins in our bodies and ripples out into space. Rapture consumes lovers at first sight, entangling relationships. Couples linger, trading perspectives in contested new territories of science and quantum theory. The second installment of Inferno Theatre's investigation of Quantum Theory as it applies to the human emotion of love.
Inferno Theatre is a world class, cutting edge physical ensemble theatre based in Berkeley which serves the greater Bay Area. In its five years of existence, it has produced ten plays, three festivals and has offered five free workshops and seminars. List of productions - all world premieres: Original Scripts: GALILEO’S DAUGHTERS and QUANTUM LOVE by Giulio Cesare Perrone, MY RECOLLECT TIME by Jamie Greenblatt; Adaptations by Giulio Cesare Perrone: THE ILIAD, THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, DRACULA, METAMORPHOSES, OBLIVION; PENTHESILEA, QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS, co-production with Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley (AEB), KING LEAR by William Shakespeare, co-production with AEB.
Giulio Cesare Perrone, Playwright, Director and Designer
Giulio Cesare Perrone, Playwright, Director and Designer. Giulio Cesare Perrone is Inferno Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director. This award winning playwright, set and costume designer, and stage director began his career in Italy before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995. He has designed or directed over 200 productions at theatres including the California Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, Opera San Jose, San Diego Rep, the Denver Theatre Center, Arizona Theatre Company, and abroad in Italy, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary and Denmark. Giulio received two prestigious Pew grants in 2000 for his adaptation of PARADISE LOST and 2002 for his adaptation of THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA.
Bruno Louchouarn, Composer
Composer and cognitive scientist, performed internationally. SOL PATH, immersive installation, NASA/JPL residency, AxS Festival 2014; VOCES EN EL POLVO, multimedia opera, libretto Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate (Boston Court); MOJADA, Luis Alfaro (Getty Villa). EL HENRY, (La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep.) Craig Noel Award best score; WRESTLING JERUSALEM, Intersection for the Arts, Playmakers, Guthrie; SOUND ART, for Suzanne Lacy’s Three Weeks in January, Pacific Standard Time, Liverpool Biennial) SHEKINAH (LaMaMa, NYC); A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO, (Alley Theatre, LATC, Center Rep Walnut Creek, Denver Center, Arizona Theater Company); CUBICLE, Diavolo Dance (world tour); METALLURGY (ABT-Studio, Lincoln Center); PRIVATE LIFE, (ODC).
Wei-Shan Lai hails from Taiwan. She is a San Francisco based dancer, choreographer, and actress. She received her diploma in dance studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London and has her acting training at American Conservatory Theater. Her first appearance in a professional production was Godot Theatre Company’s musical, SUNRISE in 2000. After relocating to San Francisco in 2013, she has worked with Lenora Lee Dance, LEVYdance, inkBoat, Dance Monks, and Epiphany Productions. Her recent works JOURNEY, SCENERY EN ROUTE, WHAT DO I REMEMBER were presented at The Garage, SAFEhouse Arts, LevyDance Salon, and sjDANCEco ChoreoProject.
Benoît Monin started out as an improviser trained at the BATS School of Improvisational Theater, and is one of the co-founder of the San Francisco Improv Collective. He then trained at the American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training Congress, as well as Studio ACT. In the last year he appeared as Dorian in OPUS (Piedmont Players), Marius in FANNY (GenerationTheatre), Simon Gascoyne in THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND (JCCSF Players), Lillas Pastia in CARMEN (Opera on Tap), and France in KING LEAR (Inferno Theatre + Actors Ensemble Berkeley). He is excited to work again with Inferno Theatre’s wacky, dedicated, and always inspiring artists.
David James Silpa
David James Silpa is a multi-disciplinary performer and Bay Area native. Primarily educated in chemistry and dance, he's always looking for new perspectives on natural philosophy. He's been steadily courting the realms of theater since 2010 and is excited to be joining Inferno Theater for The first time with QUANTUM DESIRE. He has performed previously for 13th Floor and Lenora Lee Dance, and jumps at any chance to work some Shakespeare. Other loves include teaching, rhetoric and games. L'chaim!
Brittany Sims is an actress, singer and native of the Bay Area from San Leandro, CA and is very excited to be working with Theater Inferno in the production Quantum Desire! Brittany studied and received her B.A. in Theater Arts from Sacramento State University and performed in NORTH STAR, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, THE WIZ and numerous performances with Sons & Ancestors Players. Brittany has recently worked with All Terrain Theater, Don’t Tripp Productions & The African American Shakespeare Company. Brittany Sims would like to thank her family & friends for all their love and support and also Jamie & Giulio for this opportunity.
Tenya Spillman, Ensemble Artist
This is Tenya’s fifth show with Inferno Theatre. Past roles include: OBLIVION (Athena); PENTHESILEA, QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS (Amazon belly dancing warrior), co-production with Actors Ensemble; QUANTUM LOVE (Giulia); KING LEAR (Oswald), co-production with Actors Ensemble. Tenya also occasionally dances with Tatseena’s belly dance troupe, Serpent Sirens. Tenya is thrilled to be working with the incredible Inferno cast and crew once more in QUANTUM DESIRE.
Baela Tinsley is currently studying theatre and is extremely excited to perform with Inferno. This is a show of many firsts. It is Baela's Bay Area debut, first show with Inferno, and first professional physical theatre. As the saying goes, "First time's the charm!"
Vicki Victoria, Ensemble Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Vicki enjoyed the past two summers at Hinkel Park Amphitheater in Berkeley in Inferno Theatre's KING LEAR (Cornwall) and PENTHESILEA (Meroe). Bay Area musical theatre productions include INTO THE WOODS (Stepmother), SOUTH PACIFIC (Bloody Mary), CLUE THE MUSICAL (Mrs. Peacock) at Pittsburg Community Theatre, AVENUE Q (Christmas Eve) at Tri Valley Rep and Missouri Street Theatre, LES MISERABLES and MUSIC MAN at Missouri Street, CHILDREN OF EDEN, CCCT and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Bay Area Stage. A San Francisco native and artist, Vicki delights in exploring another form of creativity through theater.