"Perez is wit on wheels: sharp, funny, brilliant, torquing toward grit and pathos. To see his work is to believe in the hunger of his cause." Edie Meidav, Bard Fiction Prize-winning author of Crawl Space.
In You Will Gonna Go Crazy, a hilariously sad and lyrical semiautobiographical multimedia dance-theatre play, Hasón, a wise-cracking crybaby, is forever on a quest to become "uncried" in the wake of his family's traumatic past. Hasón's mother, a melodramatic and beautiful nurse, was framed and arrested by the FBI for murder in 1976. Based on interviews, unpublished diaries, memoirs, and personal archives, this intimate coming-of-age story explores the traumatic impacts of racist history on the Filipino American family. Written by Jason Magabo Perez. Also starring Joe Cascasan, Alexandra Diaz DeFato, and Gregory Manalo. Directed/Choreographed by Alleluia Panis. Multi-media by Wilfred Galila
"As horrifying, deeply American, kinda David-Lynch-meets-hip-hop narratives, this one is a doozy." SF WEEKLY
". fast-paced fresh and witty, smart and funny literary performance gem." Genny Lim, award-winning playwright and author of Paper Angels.
$7 Preview night performance, October 21 ONLY! $11 Student/Senior discount $13 in advance $15-17 sliding scale at the door
Bayanihan Community Center (View)
1010 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103