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Nicole Maxali's "I Heart Lola" in Dublin, CA
Willow Tree Restaurant
Dublin, CA
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Nicole Maxali's "I Heart Lola" in Dublin, CA
Things aren't right at home. Nicole's Lola (Tagalog for grandmother) is starting to forget more and more details. But now it's more than misplaced keys. In a span of three months she changes the locks on all the doors, starts driving on the wrong side of the street and shoplifts Rocawear and Sean John outfits from Serramonte Mall. As the family struggles through her grandmother's descent into dementia, Nicole faces the conflict between being a respectful Filipina apo (Tagalog for granddaughter) or pursuing her American dream of being the first Filipina-American actress to win an Oscar. What's a Fil-Am girl to do?

Described by Comedian Dave Chappelle as "funny, heartwarming and funny again," Forgetting the Details is an endearing performance piece that captures the unwavering love between a lola and apo. Nicole Maxali's one-woman show will make you laugh, cry and remind you that in the end, it's not the details that matter.

"The emotional content rings with a sincerity and depth often lacking from similarly-constructed solo performances. Just like a mural viewed from a distance, the play's integrity lies not in the details, but rather in the vitality of the whole."   - SF Bay Guardian

"Maxali's style is very brave and unique. She has a very talented and fluid way of transitioning from character to another. The play goes by very smoothly and I was impressed on the way she can make you feel happy and full of laughter, but two seconds later made you think deeply about life and your loved ones. Forgetting the Details is captivating and will leave you wanting more. Nicole Maxali's Forgetting the Details is overall a must-see."            - MyxTV


Nicole began her artistic journey on stage at the age of sixteen. It would take four years of college and three years working in news television before she would make the decision to fully pursue her passion of performing and sharing her art. Since that first day she stepped onto the stage she has evolved creatively and spiritually through various artistic productions at Bindlestiff Studio, Shelton Studio, StageWerx Theater, Off Market Theater, CounterPulse, Brava Theater, Herbst Theater, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in NYC and the SF Theater Festival.

Wanting to perform more of her own writing, Nicole took her first stand-up comedy workshop under Kevin Camia at Bindlestiff Studio. As a comic, Nicole has performed at The Purple Onion, San Jose Improv and opened for the legendary Dave Chappelle at the San Francisco Punchline and the New Parish in Oakland.

Nicole made her big screen debut this summer as a resident doctor in the upcoming independent film, Fruitvale Station, produced by Forest Whitaker, directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring actors Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer.  Fruitvale Station opens on July 26th at select theaters.

In 2008, Nicole Maxali wrote and performed her very first solo show under the tutelage of acclaimed comic/solo performer, W. Kamau Bell. With the help of W. Kamau Bell (FX's "Totally Biased"), Ann Randolph (Esalen Institute) and Paul Stein (Comedy Central Stage), Nicole has developed her original piece "I Heart Lola" into the full length show "Forgetting the Details".



Willow Tree Restaurant (View)
6513 Regional Street
Dublin, CA 94566
United States

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Arts > Performance
Comedy > Sketch

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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