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Top row, left-right: Reginald Hemphill, Roy Pugh, Kelli Walker.
Lower row, left-right: John Miraglia, Kyra Jones, Allison Plott, Mike Newquist.
The Comrades have announced the cast for the world premiere of “Roast,” a dark comedy by Harry Wood. Wood’s play follows the friends and family of Sam, a talented young comedian who took his own life, as they fulfill his last request: to hold a roast of him instead of a traditional funeral. As each of the roasters has their turn on stage, they reflect on who Sam was, and what he meant to them. Derek Bertelsen directs.
Sam’s mourners/roasters will be played by John Miraglia, Alison Plott, Reginald Hemphill, Kyra Jones, Kelli Walker, Mike Newquist and Roy Pugh. Subhash Thakrar and Delaney Clark are the understudies.
The production team includes Sydney Achler (Scenic Designer), Uriel Gomez (Costume Designer), Nick Coso (Lighting Designer/Co-Sound designer), Becca Venable (Technical Director/Co-Sound Designer), and Melanie Kulas (Production Stage Manager).