“EXTRAORDINARY! An amazing piece of theater…taking you from the depths of poignancy to the heights of hilarity. I was mesmerized. Stop what you’re doing and get your tickets now.” – Jared Bowen, WGBH
After a run at OBERON in the spring of 2018, virtuosic performer Sara Porkalob returns with new songs in her musical Dragon Lady and also turns her attention to another chapter of her family’s history with Dragon Mama, the second piece in her Dragon Cycle.
It is the year of the Water Dragon and the eve of Grandma Maria’s 60th birthday. By the light of the karaoke machine, fueled by pork dumplings and Diet Pepsi, she shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, this timely new musical is about what it means to come to America. The Seattle Times calls Dragon Lady, “Commanding and irresistible…a fierce and vibrant memoir.”
How does a Dragon earn her wings? Maria Porkalob, Jr., yearns for a gayer, more POC-filled life than Bremerton, WA, can offer. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, Maria must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden mother, four young siblings, and newborn daughter Sara for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational trauma. Traversing 25 years filled with queer love in a barren land, Dragon Mama features ghosts, Filipino gangsters, and a dope 80s and 90s soundtrack.
Created and Performed by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell
BOSTIX TICKET DEAL INFO
Price Level: Table Seats
Seating Location: Floor or Upper Mezzanine
Full Price: $35.00
BosTix Price: $17.50 + Fee