Rancho Pancho

September 6 – September 7, 2008

Directed by Diane Malone

Written by Gregg Barrios

The show explores the turbulent and passionate relationship between playwright Tennessee Williams and lover Pancho Rodriguez, who inspired the character of Stanley Kowalski in A Street Car Named Desire.


"Jump-Start Theater was filled to the rafters for the performance - folding chairs were brought in to accommodate late-comers. Sunday’s performance drew a healthy crowd as well, according to figures from the brand-new Classic Theatre, which staged it in collaboration with Jump-Start. The crowds were rewarded with a satisfying piece tracing the relationship from its early, playful phase all the way to the explosive, emotionally draining break-up. Director Diane Malone has described the play as a love story, and that’s exactly what she and her gifted cast delivered."

- - Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News

"Director Malone and the rest of the ‘Rancho’ company fly to Massachusetts on Monday. They’ll have two rehearsals in the performance space - a historic spot where Eugene O’Neill’s work was first staged - before giving two performances at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival."

- Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News



Benny Briseño

Rick Frederick

Anna Gangai

Annella Keys

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