RAMONA 2022 – Interview with Lead Actor Eli Santana

Each spring, among the splendor of California’s natural beauty, a wonderful thing occurs. Hundreds of people; actors and extras, Spanish dancers and musicians, horses, cowboys, and of course, those who represent the rich heritage of Southern California’s Native Tribes, all come together to create magic. And that magic is “Ramona”, California’s Official Outdoor Play, and America’s longest continuously running drama. Set within the spectacular amphitheatre known as the Ramona Bowl, the play is a wonder to behold. Performed under gorgeous spring skies, “Ramona” has become an international wonder.

In its 99th season the play looks to bring back audiences to Hemet and the Ramona Bowl for this famous outdoor production.  Returning as our leads are Kayla Contreras, as Ramona, and Eli Santana, as Alessandro.  They are under the direction of Dennis Anderson, in his 24th production as Director.  Eli and I talked about the bowl, the physicality it takes to play Alessandro, his music background and so much more!

Interview with Lead Actor and long time musician/singer Eli Santana:

The Ramona 2022 will take place April 23rd and 24th, April 30th and May 1st.

For more information please go to RAMONA.

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