Review On America Adjacent

Mark Hein

Registered Critic

This smart, densely packed new play introduces a group of women who've come to America from the Philippines - not to become citizens, but to give birth to them.
Living with these "birth tourists," who've let themselves be uprooted in order to give their babies a chance, we feel the fears and pains that policies can inflict on individual lives.
But playwright Boni Alvarez, director Jon Lawrence Rivera, and seven top-flight actors never lecture; they let us live, day to day, in this hidden corner of America.