Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez Celebrate Opening Night of Fade
Primary Stage's production of Tanya Saracho's two-person play Fade, featuring Annie Dow (The OA) as Lucia and Eddie Martinez (Sense8) as Abel, opened last night at Cherry Lane Theatre. Directed by Jerry Ruiz, performances are set to continue through March 5.
Fade is a behind-the-scenes comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos of Mexican descent working at a ruthless Hollywood studio. Lucia is a tenacious novelist, newly hired to write for a TV detective series and struggling to find her place among a team of domineering white male coworkers. Abel is one of the studio's janitors, compassionate to Lucia's difficulties and generous with his opinions and personal anecdotes, which keeps them in an absorbing tête-à-tête throughout their workdays. As their bond grows, Abel's stories quickly blur with those Lucia is writing for the show and they both find themselves in the center of their own not-quite-made-for-TV drama.
The creative team includes set design by Mariana Sanchez, costume design by Carisa Kelly, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by M.L. Dogg.