Jorge E. Rodriguez, Jose Martinez, Edred Utomi and Spencer Smith To Star in San Diego REPertory Theatre’s Production of: ‘My Mañana Comes’

Jorge E. Rodriguez, Jose Martinez, Edred Utomi and Spencer Smith To Star in San Diego REPertory Theatre’s Production of: ‘My Mañana Comes’
August, 2015 Client News

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 26, 2015 – San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announces the cast for “My Mañana Comes” by Elizabeth Irwin. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, previews begin Oct. 1, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 and runs through Oct. 25, 2015 in the Lyceum Space.

Jorge E. Rodriguez (“Oedipus El Rey” and “El Henry,” San Diego Repertory Theatre, “Sideways,” La Jolla Playhouse) is “Jorge.” Jose Martinez, a recent graduate of Arizona State University, makes his San Diego REP debut as “Pepe.” Edred Utomi (Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse), a recent graduate of University of San Diego, also makes his San Diego REPertory Theatre debut as “Peter.” Spencer Smith (“West Side Story,” North American National Tour; “Oedipus El Rey,” “In The Heights,” and “Zoot Suit” San Diego Repertory Theatre) is “Whalid.”

“My Mañana Comes” is the 290th production staged by San Diego REP and is the second production of the company’s 40th season.

When out to eat at a fine dining restaurant, one certainly pays more attention to the wine list than worry about the economic challenges of the busboys who silently keep the tables ready and clean. Aren’t the industrious ghosts who refill our water glass supposed to be politely ignored?

Not for playwright Elizabeth Irwin. In “My Mañana Comes,” the hopes and struggles of four busboys in a swanky restaurant are finally served-up as the main course. Peter and Whalid are American born. Jorge and Pepe are undocumented immigrants from Mexico. They are an amazing team – filling breadbaskets, folding napkins, slicing lemons, clearing tables and delivering food to unseen customers in a busboy ballet of crisscross, swerve and dodge. They bond and banter, show off and hide their secrets like only a team of laborers can. For these men what you take home each night in cash is what keeps your head above water. When a shocking event threatens to shatter their economic security and dreams of a better life, the need to take care of “number one” first opens a giant and dangerous chasm between the brothers. This gem of a drama is a wonderfully complex and surprising taste of the American dream.

“My Mañana Comes”
Written by Elizabeth Irwin
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

Previews: Thursday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
Opening Night: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Closing Night: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Jorge E. Rodriguez as Jorge
Jose Martinez as Pepe
Edred Utomi as Peter
Spencer Smith as Whalid

Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Director
Brian Redfern, Set Designer
Sherrice Mogjani, Lighting Designer
Anastasia Pautova, Costume Designer
Kevin Anthenill, Sound Designer

Monday: No performances
Tuesday (first week only) at 7 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets currently range from $18 to $75 and can be purchased in-person at the REPs box office, by calling 619-544-1000, or online at Active military, teacher and senior discounts are available.

Lyceum Space at the San Diego REPertory Theatre.
79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA, 92101-614

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. Founded in 1976, San Diego REPertory Theatre is downtown San Diego’s resident theatre, promoting a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. The company produces and hosts over 300 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre. Since moving to the Lyceum, the REP has produced 45 main stage productions by Latino playwrights, and more than 40 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the REP with the Craig Noel Award “For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity.” San Diego REPertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego REPertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.