Photo Flash: First Look at L.A. Premiere of MY MANANA COMES at Fountain Theatre
Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood.
The minimum wage crisis and rights for undocumented workers lie at the center of Irwin's funny and powerful new play.
Starring as four busboys working in the kitchen of an upscale French restaurant in Manhattan are Richard Azurdia (Backyard at Echo Theater Company, Bill & Joan at Sacred Fools, one of 54 "fascinating Angelenos" profiled in LA Weekly's 2015 People issue), Pablo Castelblanco (Sálvese quien pueda at the Leonardus Theatre in his native Bogotá, Colombia) Peter Pasco (Our Lady of 121st Street at the Victory, Seven Spots on the Sun at Theatre @ Boston Court) and Lawrence Stallings (original productions of Book of Mormon on Broadway, Hair and Passing Strange off-Broadway).
Expertly juggling delicate entrees and fussy customers, the young men face off with management and with each other when a sudden pay cut threatens their dignity, their dreams for a better life - and their friendship.
Photos by Ed Krieger
Lawrence Stallings, Pablo Castelblanco and Peter Pasco
Pablo Castelblanco, Richard Azurdia and Peter Pasco
Peter Pasco and Richard Azurdia
Pablo Castelblanco, Lawrence Stallings and Peter Pasco
Pablo Castelblanco and Richard Azurdia
Pablo Castelblanco and Lawrence Stallings
Lawrence Stallings and Peter Pasco