Following the success of The Golden Glee Club and the comedy musical Backstage at Oz, the new production at Woodlawn Pointe is presenting another comedy that playwright Bernard Taylor believes has his sharpest comedy dialog to date. Theatre for Scandal is a comedy loosely inspired by Sheridan’s School for Scandal.
The central character is an outwardly very flamboyant gay actor whose fellow actors begin to spread a rumor that he is secretly straight. “The character took on a life of his own while I was writing it and I was astonished at the things he was saying,” says Taylor, who got the idea to write the comedy after seeing the Classic Theatre’s production of Sheridan’s School for Scandal last year.
Taylor says he is thrilled with the cast, which features Stephen Poer – who played Robby Ross in the recent production of The Last Days of Oscar Wilde at the Overtime – as the flamboyant subject of the gossip, who confounds stereotypes when he plots to wreak vengeance on a macho stud (played by Aaron Ramos) who has betrayed a female friend (played by Aurora Chase). Greg Hinojosa, Jose DeHoyos, Jayme Seward and Jonathan Schell complete the cast.
Everyone gossips but in the theatre world it's amplified. Rumors and scandal can sometimes be fun, but at whose expense? Ultimately, you never really know what's true or false, so sometimes it's best to be silent.
The show has a handful of ATAC award-winning actors, educators, and directors. Cortez is a founding Company member of The Magik Theatre, former Artistic Director of the Cameo Theatre and current head of Killer Productions producing murder mysteries. Multi-award winning Director, Greg Hinojosa has had a long standing association as Artistic Consultant for the Magik Theatre and is the former Artistic Director of the Woodlawn Theatre. Jose DeHoyos, who plays the Tin Man, is an Adjunct Professor at San Antonio College and is the Fine Arts Program Coordinator at Southwest ISD.
Theatre for Scandal is the third of productions by Bernard J. Taylor planned at Woodlawn Pointe (directly opposite Jefferson High School). The show will be presented in the Auditorium which seats 300. Woodlawn Pointe is located in a very pleasant neighborhood with easy parking.
Stephen Poer as Anthony
Aurora Chase as Nicole
Jonathan Schell as Randy
Jose DeHoyos as Tin Man
Aaron Ramos as Alfonso
Jayme Seward as Cynthia
and featuring Greg Hinojosa as Jacosta
Directed by Dave Cortez
Stage Manager Jayme Seward
Artistic Advisor Greg Hinojosa