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Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace: Emmylu by Boni B. Alvarez
January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on January 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Monday, January 13 at 7:30 PM, Roble Hall, Stanford University
Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 PM, Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco
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Directed by M. Graham Smith
Using the tragic 2017 Las Vegas shooting as a point of departure, EMMYLU explores how Trumpism appeals to many people of color, specifically immigrants of color. At the center of the play is Perla Robles, a dutiful Filipina housewife, who is forced to reconcile her political beliefs with her family loyalty when the President goes after her daughter.
About the Playwright
A native of the SF Bay Area, Boni B. Alvarez is a Los Angeles-based playwright-actor. His plays include America Adjacent, Bloodletting, Fixed, Nicky, Dallas Non-Stop, Dusty de los Santos, Driven, and Ruby, Tragically Rotund. His plays have been produced at Center Theatre Group – Kirk Douglas Theatre, Echo Theater Company, Coeurage Theatre Company, Skylight Theatre Company, Theatre Rhinoceros, and Playwrights’ Arena. He has been a Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, Aurora Theatre’s Global Age Project, and Clubbed Thumb’s Biennial Commission. He is currently in Skylight Theatre’s PlayLAb and Geffen Playhouse Writers’ Room. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at USC and a Resident Playwright of New Dramatists.
Sarah Nina Hayon
Surprising, provocative and always engaging, the Rough Reading Series is a new play festival in its 13th year in which we bring a promising new text to light in an intimate setting. Annually, seven exceptional new works in development are read that push into new theatrical territory, challenge assumptions, and present deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society.
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