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The Cast of

Allegory of the Cave

Written by Darren Andrew Nash
Directed by Angela Cruz

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Celeste Alvarez

Celeste Alvarez recently graduated at California State University Los Angeles with a BA in Theatre Arts and Dance; making her the first generation college graduate. Alvarez hopes to continue in Theatre and Musical Theatre, and would like to dedicate her performances henceforth, either in Theatre or Dance, to her grandpa.  

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Austin Hook

Bill is excited to be cast as Jerry in the OC-Centric's production of Allegory of the Cave. This is his third production with OC-Centric and his theater credits include Bob Ewell, To Kill a Mockingbird; Inspector Robert Hearn, Witness for the Prosecution; Dr. Baugh, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof; Kris Kringle/Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th Street; Hermann van Daan, The Diary of Anne Frank; Dr. Edward Armstrong, And Then There Were None; and Father Brendan Flynn, Doubt. Bill also works as a background actor in television and film.

Haley Izurieta

For fifteen years, Haley has been expanding her knowledge in performing arts. She currently attends Fullerton College for Dance and Musical theater. She has performed in many plays and musicals including Hairspray (Penny), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), In The Heights (Daniela), Airline Highway (Tanya), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), and many more. She last performed in Legally Blonde (Mom/Judge/Ensemble) at Candlelight Pavilion. This is her first time performing with OC-Centric Orange County's New Play Festival and couldn’t be more excited. 

John Pistone

John J. Pistone is proud to be returning for his second production on the OC-Centric stage. He is honored to be a part of this incredibly talented group of actors, directors and support staff. He is thankful to have steady work on both the stage and screen and can currently be seen in the feature film Another Time and in the upcoming Netflix special The Sacrifice. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Prior to becoming an actor, he spent ten years as a combat cameraman in the U.S. Navy. He would like to thank his director, fellow cast mates and the staff of OC-Centric for giving him this opportunity to take the stage, and all of those who have supported, and continue to support, him on his journey as a storyteller.

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