Mahal

by Resident Playwright Danny Bernardo

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MAHAL

June 28–August 2, 2013

by Resident Playwright Danny Bernardo
Directed by Erica Weiss

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Mahal is a new play about how one Filipino American family redefines itself after loss and reclaims their culture. One of the first plays about a Filipino American family, Mahal centers on the Reyes family dealing with the loss of their matriarch. As new relationships blossom and family bonds are tested, a long forgotten secret from the homeland threatens to tear the family apart. Dealing with themes of cultural identity, assimilation, homophobia, interracial and inter-generational relationships, Mahal examines what it truly means to be an American family.

“At its core, Mahal is a family story that all audiences will be able to relate to, laugh at and be touched by,” comments Bailiwick Chicago Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown. “We all appreciate the quirks and treasures of ‘family,’ and Resident Playwright Danny Bernardo understands the need for powerful dialogue with a refreshing flair for creating the dramatic, comedic and poignant moments that surround the family dynamic. We are truly excited to be presenting an insightful new work by a Filipino American artist that features true-heritage casting. Audiences will leave feeling like they know a little bit more about a culture that’s not represented on stage very often, and to us that is one of the most powerful aspects of this piece,” adds Brown.

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LOCATION

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

DATES

Previews: Wednesday, June 26 at 8 pm and Thursday, June 27 at 8 pm
Press performance: Friday, June 28 at 8 pm
Regular run: Monday, July 1 – Friday, August 2, 2013

CURTAIN TIMES

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm
Note: There will be Special Industry Night performances on Monday, July 1 at 7 pm and Monday, July 15 at 7:30 pm and an added Saturday matinee on Saturday, July 27 at 3 pm

TICKETS

Previews: $25
Regular run: $35 ($30 groups of 10 or more)
Tickets are available at www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office or by calling 773-327-5252

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[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignleft" width="144" height="144" alt="Patrick Byrnes" url="http://bailiwickchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Byrnes-Patrick.jpg" titleoverlay="yes"]

[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignleft" width="144" height="144" alt="Joseph Anthony Foronda" url="http://bailiwickchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Foronda-Joseph-Anthony.jpg" titleoverlay="yes"]

[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignleft" width="144" height="144" alt="Kate Garassino" url="http://bailiwickchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Garassino-Kate.jpg" titleoverlay="yes"]

[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignleft" width="144" height="144" alt="Jillian Jocson" url="http://bailiwickchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Jocson-Jillian.jpg" titleoverlay="yes"]

[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignleft" width="144" height="144" alt="Kevin Matthew Reyes" url="http://bailiwickchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Reyes-Kevin-Matthew.jpg" titleoverlay="yes"]

[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignleft" width="144" height="144" alt="Blair Robertson" url="http://bailiwickchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Robertson-Blair.jpg" titleoverlay="yes"]

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