If you're in New York, and interested in seeing some Asian American theater, mark your calendars for Ma-Yi Theater Company's Flipzoids by Ralph B. Pena, playing January 11 through February 6 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The play is described as "a funny and highly moving story about three Filipinos navigating through the shifting landscape of home, desire, and loneliness." Here's some more information:
FLIPZOIDSTickets are on sale now. Need a few reasons to see it? Read this message from playwright and Ma-Yi artistic director Ralph B. Pena. For further information about Flipzoids, go to the Ma-Yi Theater Company website here, and their Facebook page here.
by Ralph B. Pena
direction & design by Loy Arcenas
January 11 - February 6, 2011
A 70-year-old woman, a recent immigrant from the Philippines, crosses paths with a young social misfit on a deserted beach in Southern California. Far from their native land, a cautious friendship ensues as they attempt to reconcile their very different understandings of their old home, and try to fit in to their new one. At home, mother and daughter, wanting to embrace all things American, struggle to understand and reach peace with one another.
Carlo Albán, Ching Valdes-Aran, and Tina Chilip
Preview Tickets: $30
Regular Tickets: $40
Call (212) 971 - 4862 for Groups of 15+
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 W. 42nd Street, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
(Bet. 9th & 10th Avenues)
Tue-Sat, 7:30 pm;
Sat & Sun 3:00 pm
Running Time: 90 minutes
Wheelchair Seating Available