Longing. Isolation. Desire. Fear. Laura's need to leave her rural home and controlling husband is ignited when love offers her escape and a future. Hunger for a new beginning sets of a chain of events that leads to a profound understanding of her true nature and the place where her history and its ghosts populate the landscape.

The experience of growing up in a rural community contrasts the desire to leave with those strong, mystical ties that keeps a person from moving on. As a production team, we wanted to explore the way immersive staging could reinforce the feelings of social closeness and claustrophobia that go along with being a local.

Pizza Chapel Theatre Company presents one-of-a-kind experiences that advocate for a new standard of theatre, one more representative and accessible for all. Learn more about future shows or how to get more involved by following us @pizzachapeltheatreco

Samantha Alarcon, Laura

Samantha is returning to the Pizza Chapel stage in the role of Laura. Miss Alarcon enjoys the finer things in life like classical music, museums, and a chilled shot of tequila. You can often catch her skatting jazz or crying, sometimes both, depending on the day. She is very single, yet expects roses on opening night.

Andrew Pfeffer, Tin

Andrew is a Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi grad, joining us for the first time. He graduated in May with his focus being in Acting/Directing and a minor in Communication Studies. Andrew has appeared in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, and PASSION PLAY and we're happy to welcome him as a Pizza Chaplain.

Hayden McGovern, Daniel

Hayden is a full-time student, studying studio art and social sciences. You can find his visual work @hmcgovern.art or catch him performing improv with 8I8HT 8Y8S @stompinggroundcomedy.


Adi Hedge, Scotto

Adi is returning to the Pizza Chapel stage after joining us for the cast of DISCLOSURE. Adi enjoys theatre, movies, concerts and fake gardening. He loves writing music for different bands of various genres, and also talking shit about Zack Snyder online.

Cynthia Beene, Mary

Cynthia is a teaching artist based out of Fort Worth, currently working as an adjunct with UNT where she teaches Movement and Voice. You might have seen her grade the PCTC stage with PAN and DISCLOSURE!


Blake Gunter, Filene

Blake is returning to the PCTC stage in the role of Filene. Blake is an OG Pizza Chaplain who has been acting, directing, and writing music with us since we called ourselves Das Group! He’s a musician of 18 years, performing, writing, and punching cymbals with local legends @betternowband, @deadwordstx and Animals Together.

Lindsey Hertel, Directing team

Lindsey is one of the founders of Pizza Chapel and is grateful for every one of the storytelling opportunities it's given her.  Recent production credits include A Very Cursed Christmas, a co-production with Pizza Chapel Theatre Co. and Lily & Joan Theatre Co., Disclosure with Pizza Chapel Theatre Co., and Black Dog: The Burial with Pizza Chapel Theatre Co. She serves on the board for Pizza Chapel, as well as local non-profit Stomping Ground Comedy Theater & Training Center. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Theatre Studies from Texas A&M- Corpus Christi and Texas A&M- Commerce, respectively. When not Pizza Chapeling, she can also be found teaching, performing burlesque, riding horses or binging true crime podcasts. 

Lydia Scarver, Production Asst.

Sydney Aviles, Directing Team

Sydney is a first year teacher in Frisco ISD. She received her BA in Theatre with a teacher certification from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi in summer of 2022. This is her first show with Pizza Chapel and we are all so excited she’s here. She wants to thank her friends and family for putting up with her and her mentors, Brittaney, Marco, and Lindsey. 





Adi Hedge, Sound Design

August Edwards, Scenic Design

August is one of the cofounders of Pizza Chapel and one of a kind. He can often be found On One and is fiercely committed to our use of non-traditional staging techniques. August helps guide our unified vision in production and is patiently waiting the October 21st release of Taylor Swift's Midnights. "It was the shock that got me."





Sam Alarcon, Costume Design


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