New York City
Ma-Yi Theater Company presents a limited run, Off-Broadway return engagement of its widely acclaimed, OBIE Award-winning production of
Lonnie Carter’s The Romance of Magno Rubio, based on a short story by Carlos Bulosan, directed by Loy Arcenas.
The play tells the tale of Magno, a short Filipino migrant worker who longs for love. Set in the central valleys of California in the 1930’s, the play follows Magno’s long-distance relationship via love letters exchanged with his pen pal Clarabelle, a woman from Arkansas whom Magno discovers through a lonely-hearts ad. Believing he has found the woman of his dreams, the young man fantasizes about their life together, only to soon realize that reality and dreams do not always align.
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