Directed by Gerald Browning

June 6 – 26, 2014
At the Richard Hugo House

Theatre22’s first annual PRIDE SERIES presents The Lisbon Traviata. Catty comedy meets operatic tragedy. Stephen adores Maria Callas and shares this obsession with his best friend, the wildly flamboyant opera queen, Mendy. They dish the latest gossip late into the night to distract Steven from a crumbling relationship with his long-time boyfriend. When Steven attempts to confront personal demons, his own life takes on the scale of grand opera.

The cast

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Daniel Christensen – Steven

Daniel is supremely thrilled to be in his first T22 production. You may have seen him in the Stay Up Late Show’s production of Girl You Know It’s True, or in January’s 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival. Daniel has also been spotted working with Annex ( The Underneath, Star Crossed), Theater Anonymous (It’s a Wonderful Life), Theater Schmeater (The Gingerbread House), and Live Girls! (Quickies, Mud Angel), among others, and loving every minute of it. An electrician by trade, Daniel spends his off hours floating through the void in The Coffee Table by Scott Moore, viewable at www.thecoffeetable.tv on fine laptops everywhere. Kisses to Alison. Thanks Mom and Dad.

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Eric Mulholland – Mendy

Eric is an actor, teacher, and writer. He studied theatre at the University of LaVerne, where he recieved a scholarship for acting. Eric has appeared in numerous plays such as Amadeus, Cloud Nine, The Understudy, The Misanthrope, Sylvia, and The Baltimore Waltz. This summer, he can be seen in The Taming of the Shrew and Richard III with Island Shakespeare Festival. International work includes Anton Chekov’s The Lady with the Pet Dog in Split, Croatia and 1001 Arabian Knights in London. Eric enjoys writing and is part of an origional works group called FourPlay. He has taught theatre internationally to people of all ages with Partners for Youth Empowerment. For many years, Eric was a company member with the regional touring children’s theatre company, The Imagination Machine. Eric is represented by TCM Models and Talent in Seattle, and is THRILLED to be working with Theatre 22 and this amazing artistic team!

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Sean P. O’Bannon – Mike

Sean is twitterpated to work with Theatre 22. He has performed at several other theatres around town, including ReAct, ArtsWest, SIS Productions, Seattle Musical Theatre, Second Story Rep, Redwood Theatre, Centerstage, and Village Theatre. Some favorite shows include Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Normal Heart, Into the Woods, School House Rock, The Seven Year Itch, and Mame with Tori Tennille.

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Kyle James Traver – Paul

Kyle has been in the Seattle theatre scene as an actor and director for the past seven years, and is currently serving as the Artistic Director for LungFish Productions, a local fringe-theatre company he founded last year. He has directed four of the five productions in their inaugural season, and is now developing new works for local artists, actors, directors, and playwrights to showcase their crafts. He also devotes time to his second career as a Hair Designer of Hello Hair Studio in the Fremont neighborhood. Kyle is thrilled to be making his debut with Theatre 22 in their inaugural season! Many thanks to Corey M., Corey B., Alber, Jerry, and the rest of the Theatre 22 family, and cast and crew for a fantastic experience, to the family for their undying nlove and support, and to JRH for his unyielding love, patience, and understanding. I love you! www.kylejamestraver.com & www.lungfishproductions.com

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