by David Mamet | Directed by Peter Allas

March 20 – April 4 | THE GATEWAY THEATRE / 42nd STREETMOON

Peter Allas - Director

Originally from Chicago, but raised in NYC and an actor for over 30 years is widely recognized thanks to HOWARD STERN as “Frankie Valli’s Killer, “SALVATORE” the Neapolitan hit man from “The Soprano’s” and “Mario The Calzone Man” on “SEINFELD”.

He has appeared in over 100 TV shows and films (“Unforgettable, Without A Trace, N.Y.P.D. Blue, E.R. and films in Greece(“Ithica: A Sea Apart), Italy (Winner of best supporting actor for “My Brother Jack”), Japan(“iron Maze”), “Cast A Deadly Spell” opposite Julianne Moore and the soon to be released “POET” opposite Lina Dunham (as Allen Ginsberg). Mr. Allas directed last seasons off- broadway smash hit revival of John Patrick Shanley’s “DANNY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA”), and the West COAST premier of “ALL THE WAY” (9 Bay Area Critics nominations)
He is an Associate director of The Beverly Hills Playhouse School in NYC and San Francisco. Also co-director and founder of “ZA ACTING & DIRECTING STUDIOS” @ The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Stage awards & nominations as a performer include “American Buffalo” as “Teach”(Studio Theatre Wash DC), “Cannon Beverly Hills Theatre, Skylight, Mark Taper/Ahmansen (L.A.Critics)), Maltz Jupiter, FL (Carbonell) “Anna In The Tropics”, Seattle Rep,“Glengarry Glenn Ross”(“Roma”) “Dinner with Boys” by Dan Lauria & “Diamond Diaries” (Theatre Row, NYC), (“Det. Story” (L.A.), and the 30th Anniversary production of “Talk Radio” by Eric Bogosian (Mason Street) in S.F.(dir. by Rob Zimmerman).“Danny & The Deep Blue Sea” marks his return home and his “directorial off-broadway debut”. Earlier this year Mr. Allas received critical acclaim for his “highly charged revival in San Francisco of “The Motherf#cker With The Hat” by Stephen Aidly Guirgis, the U.S.A. PREMIERE of “Brilliant Lies” in San Francisco, by Australian playwright, David Williamson. He is co-creator & Artistic Director of “The Firescape Theatre Co (in it’s 4th year), in SF ’s Union Square,

Previous directing credits include: David Mamet’s “Lakeboat:revised”, “Reasons To Be Pretty” by Neil LeBute, & award winning productions in Los Angeles by John Patrick Shanley “Italian-American Reconciliation” (Shanleyfest 2001), and the 1995 Revival of “Savage In Limbo” starring Elizabeth Dennehy, at the “Zephyre Theatre”.

Peter Allas

Michael Donovan - Casting Director

Michael is the recipient of 9 Artios awards presented by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in casting. He has cast shows produced at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, the Hollywood Bowl, Pasadena Playhouse, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Laguna Playhouse, International City Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, the Getty Villa, the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, Arizona Theatre Company and more – as well as several national tours. Michael, who also has cast numerous films, TV series and commercials, teaches at UCLA, is the President of the Board for the Foundation for New American Musicals, and serves on the board for Camp Bravo.
Michael Donovan

Adriano Aragon - Producer

Adriano was born in Rome and was raised in London, Switzerland and Turin. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in International Studies with an emphasis in Political Science. Having co-founded the successful Porsche tuning company; Gemballa North America and a high end audio video automation and integration company, he went on to star in many successful productions. Adriano appeared in films such as How to Rob a Bank, The Last One, and Light Years as well as recurring network TV shows such as Ringer, Passions and Days of our Lives. He also appeared as an Italian/American actor alongside Adriana Lima in the 2005 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Patrick Demarchellier. In addition to producing the feature film: The Last One, Adriano has now embarked on producing theater projects while running his successful robotic automation company.