PINTIG CIRCA presents Short Acts: Life is a series of

Chicago, IL ˆ Pintig Cultural Group/CIRCA present another ensemble work of different stories reflecting
a variety of issues from our collective day-to-day lives in Short Acts: Life is a series of Shorts. The collection features:

  • I Dream Electric by Dan Finley. A science fiction piece about a man trapped inside his apartment during a bizarre power outage,
  • Elias Y Ibarra by Larry Leopoldo. Two freedom loving men from two different class backgrounds debate about revolution and sacrifice, adapted from Jose Rizal's epic novel, Noli Me Tangere and set against a backdrop of colonial oppression,
  • Identity Theft by Lani Montreal. An incident of stolen identity opens up a mystery of human connection,
  • Charlie by Louie Pascasio. A middle school teacher goes an extra mile to help out a young kid deal with gender issues,
  • South of the Border by Louie Pascasio. A monologue about an undocumented immigrant who gathers her thoughts after getting arrested for deportation,
  • High Stakes by Ruth Palileo. Four women exchange candid comparisons of who gets to adopt the best child from yet another impoverished third world country,
  • Dahil sa Iyo by Lorely Trinidad. A young woman confronts the pains of a childhood past as echoed by the strains of a familiar Filipino love song,
  • Caregiver by Lorely Trinidad. A migrant care provider receives an emergency long distance call from home while in the middle of feeding a helpless elderly.

Conceived as a drama incubator project to feature new writers and works-in-progress of short-length genre, Short Acts features monologues and multi-character scenes tackling narratives not often talked about at dinner table chatters. Short Acts goes on stage on April 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 and May 2-4, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm at the
United Methodist Church of Edison Park, 6740 N. Oliphant in Chicago. Directed by Je Cacnio, Daisy Castro, Louie Pascasio, Louie Sison and Giau Truong, Short Acts goes on its second year of exploring new narratives of the times. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students/seniors. For more information and reservation, call (312) 353-0138 or (312) 401-9929 or email through Or visit This production is supported in part by City Arts 1 grant from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Crossroads Fund, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and Nuveen Investments.

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