Geraldo Olivo, playwright, poet and author, of Richmond, is announcing the Be Theatre House staged reading of The Bullfighter, a play delving into the mercurial underworld of presidential politics, at FrenetiCore Theatre in Houston, Texas on May 5 at 6:00 p.m.
David Rainey, Alley Theatre Resident Company Member for the past 12 years and Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company, will be playing the lead character of Gene.
The cast, who are active and veteran members of the Houston theatre scene, include Kalob Martinez, Matt Benton, Jeff Dorman, Susan Ly, Dave Osbie Shepard, Shondra Marie, Jonathan Gonzalez, Darin Montemayor and Ryan Heitzman. Arianna Day is the stage manager.
Be Theatre House, the producer of The Bullfighter Houston staged reading, is a member of the Be House companies, including Be Bookhouse, a publishing company founded by the creative team of Geraldo Olivo, Robert Cortez and Alfredo Cortez.
Olivo formerly served as director of compliance for one of the top campaign finance and election law firms in Washington, D.C., alongside the attorneys who guided the political operations for some of the most influential groups in American politics, including MoveOn.org and the Democratic National Committee.
The Bullfighter, a political and psychological thriller, is about a mathematical genius, homeless and delusional after the disappearance of his true love, who becomes entangled in a shadow political group’s attempt to sway a pivotal Presidential election in return for a chance to see her again.
A video promotional trailer for the play can be found at facebook.com/iamthebullfighter. There will be a Talk-back/Reception with the playwright and actors following the performance. Admission is free.