Bindlestiff Studio presents Rody Vera's THE GUERRILLAS OF POWELL STREET
Bindlestiff Studio presents the world premiere of the English translation of
THE GUERRILLAS OF POWELL STREET
by Rody Vera
based on Benjamin Pimentel's novel 'Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street' (The Guerrillas of Powell Street), winner of the 2007 National Book Award for fiction in Manila.
directed by Pablo Bautista
This production is supported through generous grants from The SF Arts Commission and the Puffin Foundation.
Fifty years after they fought alongside the Americans during World War II, Filipino veterans in the twilight of their lives find themselves in a cable car station in Powell Street. They are thousands of miles away from home, instead of "sitting under a mango tree, drinking beer and eating sitsaron" they wait vainly for the benefits promised to them. They all share a common desire; the chance for their body to be buried in their homeland.
COMMUNITY PREVIEW Thursday and Friday, July 10-11, 8PM ***PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN***
OPENING NIGHT Sat, July 12, 8PM
***Runs EVERY FRI AND SAT @8PM AND SUN @3PM through August 2!!!***
TALKBACK WITH MEMBERS OF THE ARTISTIC TEAM and AUTHOR BENJAMIN PIMENTEL after every Sunday matinee
MUST CLOSE SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014
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Bindlestiff Studio is a non-profit artistic hub that provides an affordable, professional, small performing arts venue where new and veteran artists can take creative risks. Anchored by the Filipino American community, Bindlestiff Studio endeavors to educate the public about Filipino American culture and the arts through theatrical presentations, public workshops, concerts, readings, and other events. As the first Filipino American Theater in the nation, Bindlestiff Studio continues to be at the vanguard through the efforts of its artists and community that supports it. Please join us at www.bindlestiffstudio.org.
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