Photo Flash: FLIPZOIDS at the Ma-Yi Theatre Company
The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company will continue its 2010-11 season with FLIPZOIDS, a play written by Mr. Pena, with previews set to begin January 11 prior to an official opening on January 18 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan.
The play is directed by Loy Arcenas, who previously directed Ma-Yi's internationally-acclaimed, the multiple Obie-winning production of THE ROMANCE OF MAGNO RUBIO.
In FLIPZOIDS, a 70-year-old woman -- a recent immigrant from the Philippines - crosses paths with a young Filipino man 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.
The cast of FLIPZOIDS features the beloved Filipino-American actress Ching Valdes-Aran (Bway's WILD PARTY, Off-Bway's AN ORESTEIA and DOG EATERS), Carlo Alban (a regular on TV's "Prison Break" and "Sesame Street" and the film "Whip It" with Drew Barrymore), and Tina Chilip (GOLDEN CHILD and JOY LUCK CLUB).
Photo Credit: Web Begole