Casa de Fuego and The Eclectic Theatre Company have announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Joe Camareno's World War II tale of love and music, Delia's Song. Richard Molina, who stars in Showtime's "Honest Injun" and won a Latino Filmmakers Award for his work), and Rebecca Luchy (recently featured on "Chicago Hope") play the young lovers caught up in a turbulent time of decisions, traditions and change.
Set in 1941, in a local nightclub in San Diego's Gas Lamp District, Delia's Song deals with a trio of girls (known as The Gardenias) singing at the club. Like so many others, they have been left behind to keep spirits alive while the young men in their lives are off fighting a war. The show brings back some tunes of the era that later became standards.
Others in the cast include Daphne Ashbrook (once a series regular on "Triangle" and "Our Family Honor"), Nicole Vasquez (who recently toured in "The Barber of Seville"), Biff Wiff (recently seen in Eclectic's production of The Firebugs), Rachel Babcock, Paul Blair, Brendan Karrer, Martin George, Esther "Tita" Mercado and Danny Molina.
Tech staff includes Allison Bibicoff (choreographer), Drew Dalzell (sound), Mary Reilly, Jessica Erin Hickey and Kristen Monda (costumes), Bryan Schulte (lighting) and Martin Morales (set).
Camareno is an actor-singer-writer who is presently writing a musical, Sal Si Puedes.Delia's Song will be part of L.A.'s Edge of the World Festival that runs Nov. 9-19.
Eclectic Theatre Company is located at 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd. in NoHo. For tickets and information call (818) 508-3003.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent