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When: Sep 27 - Oct 13 (Thurs - Sat) at 8pm; Oct 7 matinee at 2pm - Oct 19 - 20 at 8pm
Where: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
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Bindlestiff Studio presents the World Premiere of
Luis Francia's "The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz"
Directed by Jeffrey Lo with Tasi Alabastro, Rose Almario, Percival Arcibal, C. Jugueta, Ryan Morales, Jed Parsario, Lee Robin Salazar, and Patrick Silvestre
Luis Francia's "The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz" is a two-act political thriller that follows the evolution of the eponymous protagonist from mild-mannered husband with a sexual dysfunction to a risk-taking government agent whose virility is awakened by his missions. With measured amounts of satire, Luis Francia's play speaks on issues of radical nationalism--its effects and its outcome--with characters and situations that take aim at the manners and mores of Philippine politics. For mature audiences only. NOT FOR CHILDREN.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Luis Francia is a celebrated poet, journalist, and creative nonfiction writer. His semiautobiographical account of growing up in the Philippines, Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, won both the 2002 PEN American Open Book and the 2002 Asian American Writers literary awards. His poetry books include The Arctic Archipelago and Museum of Absences. He is the author of Memories of Overdevelopment: Reviews and Essays of Two Decades; the editor of Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English; and co-editor of Flippin': Filipinos on America, and of Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999. He is included in numerous anthologies, the latest being the Library of America's Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing (2009). Two books were released in 2010: Beauty of Ghosts (Quezon city: Ateneo de Manila University Press), a chapbook, and From Indio to Filipino: A Brief History of the Philippines (New York: Overlook Press). He has written for a number of publications, including the Village Voice, the Nation, Asiaweek, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. On the board of trustees of the Asian American Writers Workshop and Kundiman Arts, he teaches at New York University and Hunter College. The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz, written specifically for Bindlestiff Studio, is his first work for the stage.
ABOUT BINDLESTIFF STUDIO
Bindlestiff Studio provides Filipino Americans access to diverse offerings in performing arts in a district that is poised to infuse an exhilarating new cultural scene into San Francisco. Today, our organization serves and engages Pilipino and Filipino American artists of various arts disciplines, reaching over 1500 audience members annually. It continues to evolve as a theater for the community while developing into an innovative hothouse of new artists and creative, cutting-edge works.