November 18-19, 2016

February 24-25, 2017


Los Angeles Mission College will present the world premiere of Wildwood, a new play by LAMC student Valentine Curiel and directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Robert Cucuzza, on February 24 and 25. This fast-paced physical comedy follows the Wild Wild Wildwood Circus on the eve of it’s 25th anniversary spectacular. Quimby the Ringmaster sells out the circus to a local mobster in a last-ditch attempt to win back his longtime paramour, Wilma, from Ferocious Freddy the Lion Tamer. One simple love letter turns a love triangle into an octagon, and tensions flare, lions roar, and mayhem ensues, all under the faded big top.

Written by Valentine Curiel

Directed by Robert Cucuzza 


Lara Blanco as Zanni

Shannon Cox as Serena

Elizabeth Flores as Gigi 

Donavan Guevara as Bobby

Jonzel Hernandez as Hort

Jon Mendoza as Tony 

David C. Nelson as Quimby

Raul Prado as Gus 

Kathia Rios-Barragan as Babe

Billy Rodas as Rigelo

Lovell Soares as Freddy

Priscilla Soltero as Wilma


Scenic Design by Shannon Cox

Costume Design by Michael Gaitan 

Lighting Design by Issac Gonzalez
Prop Design by Kimberly Padilla
Production Assistance by Cindy Perez and Cecilia Muñoz


Producer: Brooke Lakes

Stage Manager: Edison Lobos

Assistant Director: Terrance Tillman


This show is dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague, Matthew Trujillo.


Wildwood was created by students enrolled in the course, Rehearsals and Performance I, under the direction and mentorship of Robert Cucuzza. 

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