The production features Kim Nuzzo as a fallen angel; Finn Benham as the angel’s caretaker, a trans youth coming to terms with their violent past; and Valerie Nuzzo as the mysterious visitor bent on revenge. The play explores identity, forgiveness, love and othering, and contains adult language and themes, including drug use.
Finn Benham (Johnny Jane/Zephyr Stage Assoc. Director/Playwright) is an artist from Fruita, Colorado, whose work ranges from plays and musicals to poetry, mask-making and filmmaking. Works include past ZS productions and short film “Derek Daffodil and the Journey to the Places Unseen” on YouTube. They continue to focus on themes of mental illness, surreality and gender expression.
Kim Nuzzo (Angel/Zephyr Stage Assoc. Director/Playwright) is a visual artist and poet. He has performed a variety of roles in Zephyr Stage productions, most notably as Walt Whitman, in Multitudes, a one-man show performed around the country and internationally at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is dedicating his performance to the eighty-three-year-old Russian artist and peace activist, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, recently profiled in the New York Times.
Valerie Nuzzo (Crusader/Exec. Artistic Director/Playwright) has written several plays, including co-writing Multitudes – a one-man show about the American poet Walt Whitman with Kim Nuzzo. She has performed in more than 50 productions with Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale, Colorado, including playing all the big Greek girls - Lysistrata, Medea and Antigone.
Caroline Coughran (Stage Manager/Zephyr Stage Company Member) has appeared in two Zephyr Stage productions – Eleemosynary, and Gilgamesh and Enkidu. She enjoys fiction writing and collaging.
Joe Simic (Demon No. 1/Asst. Stage Manager) is originally from the Midwest, and is a lover of cinema and performance arts. Always eager for new experiences, he joins Zephyr Stage for the first time as an actor and crew member.
Jamie Whiteley: (Lighting Designer) proves the good fortune Zephyr Stage finds all along the way, showing up and asking if he could help! He has created the palpable light and shadow in the show that feels like a character in itself. Zephyr Stage is so thankful for Jamie’s artistic contributions!
Mercury Cafe 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205
Entrance: The main entrance for both the Ballroom and the Jungle Room venues is on the southeast side of the building off of California St.
Parking: There is a large paid parking lot just across California St. and street parking
Accessibility: If you have any accessibility needs or concerns, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show