Mahal / by R. Sheth

June 8–10, 2012

Written by Danny Bernardo
Directed by Greg Kolack

Featuring: F. Karmann Bajuyo, Kate Black-Spence, Bryson Engelen, Joseph Anthony Foronda, Kate Garassino, Emjoy Gavino, Cameron Johnson, Erik Kaiko, and Czerina Salud

In Danny Bernardo’s Mahal, a Filipino American family redefines itself after loss & reclaims its culture.

After the death of the Reyes family matriarch, new relationships blossom, old ones are rediscovered, and family bonds are tested, as a long repressed secret from the homeland threatens to tear the family apart. 

Mahal skillfully and compassionately interweaves themes of cultural identity, assimilation, homophobia, and inter-generational conflict as it sets out to explore a 21st century American family in a world of hybridities.

Sponsored by Angel Island Theatre Company