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"Dogeaters" - Magic Theatre
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Playwright: Jessica Hagedorn Staged Reading Free 6/2

When: 6/2
Where: ACT's Costume Shop
1117 Market St.
San Francisco
Presenter: Magic Theatre

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Playwright: Jessica Hagedorn
Staged Reading

This staged reading is part of the 2014 Martha Heasley Cox Virgin Play Series. Dogeaters is an epic satirical soap opera with a corrosive current of rage. Set in Marcos-era Philippines, the play depicts a society riven by tensions of race, class, sexuality and politics. It traces two characters at the extremes of Manila society—Rio Gonzaga, the mestiza daughter of wealthy, privileged parents and Joey Sands, a street-wise hustler born of a black U.S. GI and Filipino mother. The plot shuttles between 1959, as thirteen-year-old Rio experiences her parents’ tumultuous separation, and 1982, the year when Joey becomes an unwitting witness to the assassination of a political opposition leader.