Scent of Home
A trilogy of friendship, reclaiming lost identities and the warmth of clandestine encounters between fellow strangers in an adopted homeland. Bienvenido Santos, a prolific Filipino writer of fiction, captured the emotional complexity of Filipino diaspora in the 50s and 60s articulating the poignant, funny and pensive moods of immigrant life.
Adapted by Larry Leopoldo
June 13-29, 2014
Moooh Dulce, 2602 W. Fullerton Ave.
Scent of Apples talks about the brief encounter between Ben, a visiting Filipino Professor and Fabia, a self-effacing apple farm worker and their spontaneous journey into warm memories of their youthful past. Directed by Daisy Castro. Performed by George Infantado, Larry Leopoldo, Sarah Finkel, Caedan Jinks and Ella Weaver.
Immigration Blues is a light drama set in San Francisco about two sisters, Antonietta and Monica, who make a surprise visit to Alipio, a Manong in his 60s, for an afternoon of nostalgia and camaraderie, or so it seems. The three find instant connection only to be interrupted by a hidden agenda lurking in the minds of the two women. Directed by Giau Truong. Performed by Riza Belen, Ginger Leopoldo and Larry Leopoldo.
The Day the Dancers Came is the story of two Pinoy old timers in Chicago, Filemon, a consistent dreamer of bliss and Tony, a realist inflicted by a strange skin disease, and their struggle to reclaim lost identities after years of alienation from a culture they hope to reconnect. Directed by Mary Ann de la Cruz. Performed by Levi Aliposa and Michaelle Pureza.