The Lake Effect / by R. Sheth

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April 23–May 26, 2013

The World Premiere
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Timothy Douglas

In a depressed Cleveland neighborhood amidst a fierce winter storm, an Indian American brother and sister, long estranged, are reunited by the sudden death of their father. Enter their late father’s African American confidante and gambling bookie, and a slew of family secrets get unearthed. The Lake Effect sets in motion a complicated web of relationships and conflicts that challenge our perceptions of race, gender, and success.

The Lake Effect was co-commissioned by Silk Road Rising and Crossroads Theatre (New Brunswick, New Jersey) with development support from The Lark Play Development Center (New York City).

Cast

Priya | Minita Gandhi*
Vijay | Adam Poss*
Bernard | Mark Smith
Understudy for Priya | Amrita Dhaliwal
Understudy for Bernard | Semaj Miller
Understudy for Vijay | Omer Abbas Salem

Production Team

Producer | Malik Gillani
Producer | Jamil Khoury
Playwright | Rajiv Joseph
Director | Timothy Douglas †
Co-Production Manager | Caitlin Duerinck
Co-Production Manager and Assistant Director | Corey Pond
Stage Manager | John Grant-Phillips*
Set Designer | Dan Stratton
Costume Designer | Janice Pytel §
Lighting Designer | Sarah Hughey
Sound Designer | Rick Sims
Resident Props Designer | Jesse Gaffney
Resident Dramaturg | Neal Ryan Shaw
Casting Director | Becca McCracken
Technical Director | Joe Dybdal
Assistant Stage Manager | Kelly A. Claussen
Assistant Lighting Designer and Master Electrician | Ellie Humphrys
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Prashant Bhargava
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Dipika Cherala
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Minita Gandhi
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Kamal Hans
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Lavina Jadhwani
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Anish Jethmalani
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Puja Mohindra
South Asian American Community Outreach Steering Committee | Megha Ralapati
Arts Management Intern | Brandon Allen
Graphic Arts Volunteer | Christina Wong
Box Office Coordinator | Al Gillani
House Manager | Katie Welch
Program Editor | Sarah Ibis
Press and Archive Photographer | Michael Brosilow
Videographer | Deann Baker

* Member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

† Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, which exists to foster, promote and develop the creativity and craft of stage directors and choreographers.

§ Member of United Scenic Artists, the union of professional designers, artists, and craftspeople.