Generator Theater Company and Filipino Community, Inc. will present “Flipzoids” by Ralph Peña at McPhetres Hall April 12-29. The production will be directed by Flordelino Lagundino and features Ricci Adan, Junior Davidson and Marisa Marquez.
“Flipzoids” is the story of three generations of Filipino immigrants. Redford is a 20-something kid that hangs out at beachside restrooms searching for connections; Vangie is a nurse who memorizes the dictionary to sound more American; Aying, Vangie’s mother, struggles with understanding a daughter to whom she has become an embarrassment. Together, they look forward to understanding their identity in their new world.
Shows run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 12-29. The final Sunday performance, April 29, begins at 2 p.m., and April 12 and April 13 performances are pay as you can.
Generator Theater Company, previously known as the Thunder Mountain Theatre Project, was founded in 2007 by a group of local theater artists. “True West,” directed by Lagundino, was the company’s first production, and featured ensemble members Enrique Bravo and Ryan Conarro. Other ensemble members include Jordan Barbour, Deepti Gupta and Matt Huff; Amrita Mangus is the company’s literary manager.
Filipino Community Inc was formed as a social nonprofit corporation in Juneau in 1956. The group works to foster harmonious relationship between ethnic groups and to celebrate and honor Filipino culture and traditions. For more, visit www.filcomalaska.org,
For more information on this production, visit www.generatortheater.org