The world premiere of Alexis Scheer’s Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, in which a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned tree house to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar, opens September 24 at WP's McGinn/Cazale Theater. What to Send Up director Whitney White helms the co-production from WP Theater and Second Stage Theater.
Described as a “rollercoaster ride through the danger and damage of girlhood,” Our Dear Dead Drug Lord began previews September 11.
The cast is made up of Carmen Berkeley (Scorch), Daniel Duque-Estrada (Recent Alien Abductions), Alyssa May Gold (Juliet + Romeo), Rebecca Jimenez (Leveling Up), Michaela Perez, and Malika Samuel (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
The production features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Andrew Jean, lighting design by Lucrecia Briceno, sound design by Fan Zhang, intimacy and fight direction by Judi Lewis Ockler, and casting by Kelly Gillespie.