White Tie Ball

Gabriel Ruiz and Nate Santana in 'White Tie Ball' at Teatro Vista. Image by Charles Osgood.
Gabriel Ruiz and Nate Santana in ‘White Tie Ball’ at Teatro Vista. Image by Charles Osgood.
80 mins : 3M, 1W
Script Sample of White Tie Ball

After being elected the first Latino Pima County Attorney in half a century, Edward Moreno’s bond with his brother Beto is the strongest it has been in years. But when one of Beto’s former friends kills an on-duty police officer as she breaks into the friend’s home without identifying herself, Edward has to prosecute the case. The decisions Edward faces about what charges to pursue not only put his career in jeopardy; they also re-ignite long-suppressed tensions between Edward and Beto, who share the same parents but not the same skin color.

Production History:

  • [2013] Production at Teatro Vista, Chicago, IL, director Edward Torres
  • [2012] Reading at Teatro Vista, Chicago, IL, director Edward Torres
  • [2011] Production at Borderlands Theater, Tucson, AZ, director Barclay Goldsmith
  • [2011] Reading at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, director Susan Reid
  • [2011] Reading at Primary Stages, NYC, director John Gould Rubin
  • [2011] Reading at The Gift Theatre, Chicago, IL, director Paul D’Addario
  • [2010] Workshop Production at The University of Texas at Austin, director Steve Moulds, dramaturg Ben Snyder
  • [2009] Workshop at The Kennedy Center as part of NNPN’s MFA Playwrights Workshop, director Aimée Hayes, dramaturg Aaron Carter
  • [2009] Workshop at The University of Texas at Austin, director Brian Mertes

Awards:

‘White Tie Ball’ at Teatro Vista. Set by Collette Pollard. Costumes by Christine Pascual. Lights by Jesse Klug. Directed by Edward Torres. Images by Charles Osgood.