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Durango ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and Theatre Smash

Playwright: Julia Cho
Director: Ashlie Corcoran


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


May 16th, 2015 – May 31st, 2015


A family unravels during a cross-country road trip in this funny and poignant portrait of domestic embattlement from American playwright Julia Cho.

To the outside world, the Lee boys look perfect: Isaac is on track to be a doctor, and his younger brother, Jimmy, is a champion swimmer. But when their widowed father, Boo-Seng, decides to take them on a road trip to Durango, Colorado, the carefully constructed facades of all three begin to crack. As they near their destination, tempers flare, old wounds reopen and secrets are revealed.

Durango is the story of a man who sacrificed everything – a home, a country – for the American Dream, and whose sons must now grapple with the consequences of that choice. (


Ardon Bess Jerry / Ned
Hiro Kanagawa Boo-Seng Lee
Philip Nozuka Jimmy Lee
Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski The Red Angel / Bob
David Yee Isaac Lee

Creative Team

Julia Cho Playwright
Ashlie Corcoran Director
John Gzowski Sound Designer
John Gzowski Composer
Jung-Hye Kim Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Alex Punzalan Junior Projection Designer
Kenett Ng Assistant to the Set Designer
Jackie Omstead Assistant Director
Richard Lee Fight Director
Geneal St. Clair Assistant to the Lighting Designer


Natasha Bean-Smith Stage Manager
Eunbi Choi Apprentice Stage Manager
Danny Tran Props Master
Ryan Wilson Production Manager
Dale Yim Dialect Coach
Kinnon Elliott Graphic Designer
Kinnon Elliott Illustrator
Alex Punzalan Junior Videographer
Alex Punzalan Junior Editor


Stacey Norton Producer for Theatre Smash
Cody McCallum Associate Producer for Theatre Smash
Michael Mann Business Manager for fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre
Marcie Januska Producer for fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company
Charissa Wilcox Head of Production (Buddies)
Adrien Whan Technical Director (Buddies)
Suzie Balogh Chamber Technician