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Paradise Red ()

Produced by

Alameda Theatre Company and Cocodrilo Triste Theatre Collective

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Bruce Gibbons Fell
Director: Marilo Nuñez


The Lower Ossington Theatre


August 7th, 2014 – August 17th, 2014


Set as a black and white Latin American soap opera, Paradise Red takes place in the days of Chile’s dictatorship in the 1970s, where a powerful military family has run amok.

A story of repressed sexual desire and political violence during a melodramatic weekend in the home of General Cristóbal Riofrío, whom has recently died of supposed natural causes. His estranged son returns home after the funeral, suspicious of foul play only to find his alcoholic mother and good girl Catholic sister hiding sordid bloody secrets.

How much truth will he find behind the private life of his powerful family?

Or are they lost in total oblivion in regard to the abuse and violence they create, refusing to face the consequences of their irreparable damage?  (


Carmen Aguirre Luciana Riofrío
Alex Muir Contreras Benjamin Riofrio
Rosa Laborde Eugenia Riofrio

Creative Team

Bruce Gibbons Fell Playwright
Marilo Nuñez Director
Erica Kopyto Dramaturge
Flavia Hevia Set Designer
Diana Colavecchia Costume Designer
Manuel Alejandro Gutierrez Music
Manuel Alejandro Gutierrez Sound Designer
Clare Preuss Movement
Manuel Alejandro Sound Designer


Marie-Claude Valiquet Stage Manager
Marco Fuentes Producer (Cocodrilo Triste)
Joseph Recinos Artistic Producing Intern
Patricia Zepeda Administrative Assistant
Patricia Zepeda Producing Assistant
Peter Riddihough Set Builder
Peter Riddihough Promotional Material Designer
Peter Riddihough Photography
Peter Riddihough Video


Dylan Eadie Venue Technician
Curtis Whittaker Venue Technician
Mikael Kangas Festival Lighting Designer