A father and son confront each other over the past and present and discover that judgments do not prevent love. The son wants dad to drink and gamble less, while dad thinks the son needs to return to LA, find a boyfriend, and get on with his acting career. ut love wins out in this heart-warming comedy of Filipino-Americans in the Bay Area from local playwright Alvarez.
In Boni Alvarez’ new three-hander, a world premiere at Theatre Rhino (at a new, Castro District venue), a young gay actor returns to the Bay Area from Los Angeles because of concern about his heavy-drinking, gambling dad. While here, he meets an old friend . . . Alvarez is a Los Angeles-based playwright and actor; local director Ely Sonny Orquiza describes himself as a “queer Filipino” multidisciplinary theater artist.