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Melissa Center is... Marrying Jake GyllenhaalMelissa Center is... Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal
Melissa Center is... Marrying Jake GyllenhaalMelissa Center is... Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal
Melissa Center is... Marrying Jake GyllenhaalMelissa Center is... Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal
Melissa Center is... Marrying Jake GyllenhaalMelissa Center is... Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal
CAST / CREATIVE

MELISSA CENTER
Playwright / Lyricist / Performer

MICHELLE BOSSY
Director
JAMIE BUXTON
Composer
PATRICK MCCOLLUM
Choreographer

NICK SANTIAGO
Projection Design

BEN KNOX
Scenic Design

ERNIE BIRD
Orchestrations
JAKE STALEY
Beats
HELTON NAJERA
Lighting Design
JORDAN ANCEL
Technical Director

Closing thoughts

BY MELISSA CENTER:

Straight up, when my mom kept sending me things about Jake Gyllenhaal, I thought she was nuts. But after enough time, and after enough small-world connections to him, I started to feel tickled by the whole thing. And my perspective of my mom slowly changed for the better.

And a big part of the theme of this play is about my relationship with my mom, and how to carve out my own identity, and find my own voice, especially when things in my life aren’t going so well.

It’s hard to stay true to your hopes & dreams when life confronts you with obstacle after obstacle. It’s hard to trust yourself when there are external voices telling you that you are on the wrong path. It’s hard to believe dreams can come true, when you aren’t where you want to be in your career AND in your love-life.

But the journey of this play alone is proof that dreams CAN and do come true