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Hesperia Review-A Riveting Performance

By Ellen Hager

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Glencoe’s Writers’ Theatre is proud to present Randall Colburn’s Hesperia, directed by Stuart Carden. This well acted story presents various themes and touches on issues of sexuality, religion and most importantly finding one’s self.

Trick and Claudia

Claudia and Ian

“Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top dozen regional theaters in the country, Writers’ Theatre has offered more than 81 productions including 14 world premiers. It has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including 76 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 18 awards as well as numerous citations to Artistic Director Michael Halberstam for excellence and contributions to the field…"

Trick and Claudia

Ian and Claudia

Called Colburns most personal play yet, Hesperia tells the story of Claudia (Kelly O’Sullivan) and her journey from a life of sex and drugs in L.A. to the quiet and conservative town Midwest town, Hesperia. There she meets Trick (Erik Hellman), a youth minitser who has found salvation in God and helps others do so as well, converting them from a life of sin to one of faith. With his help, Claudia is able to turn her life around and find love with Trick at the same time. All is well until her former adult film co-start, Ian (Nathan Hosner) comes back into her life, only to doubt her character and serve as a reminder of the person she once was.

Hesperia Cast

This riveting and emotional performance is one of a kind and not one to be missed! 

 

Photos by: Michael Brosilow

Published on Feb 10, 2012

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