Ma-Yi Theater Company’s revival of Ralph B. Peña’s 1996 immigrant tale is a communal expression of cultural alienation. Combining poetic metaphors and direct-address monologues with sly comedy, Peña paints a triptych of ethnic assimilation, given keen theatricality by Loy Arcenas’s restrained direction. The text fizzles out in its final quarter, but the accomplished cast (Carlo Alban, Tina Chilip and the outstanding Ching Valdes-Aran) does not.—Paul Menard


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Event website: http://ma-yitheatre.org