FACING EAST the new musical based on the stirring play by Carol Lynn Pearson, with music and lyrics by David Rigano and book by Mark Eugene Garcia received it’s world premiere season at the Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver from April 23-May 14, 2016.
This production comes after a number of developmental concerts and workshops, that occurred in Chicago, Dallas and London. This first, fully staged production, features direction by Ryan Mooney, Music Direction by Steve Greenfield & Clare Wyatt, and an incredible cast featuring Jesse Alvarez, Francis Boyle, Matt Montgomery and Mandana Namazi.
“This new musical is raw and visceral.”
– VanCity Buzz
“A locally produced world premiere of a new musical is good reason to celebrate.”
“David Rigano’s music is wonderfully diverse”
– Vancouver Presents
Facing East is a co-production between Fighting Chance Productions and Nathan Gardner is association with Sean Bryan, Deborah Barrigan and Danny Brooke.