Getting along, on stageBolton Theater will host the world premiere of Abuja Woman, a play written by Visiting Assistant Professor of Drama Francis Tanglao-Aguas. Performances take place Thursday through Saturday, April 7 to 9, at 8:00 p.m.
The play centers on an international community of Oxford graduates living in Los Angeles, California, says Tanglao-Aguas, who directs the production. "I wrote it to explore the wonderful dramatic and comedic possibilities that result from the multicultural experiment that is America," he says. By exploring the problems besetting relationships among people from different backgrounds, Abuja Woman seeks to answer the age-old question, "Why can't we all just get along?"
An actor and filmmaker as well as a playwright and teacher, Tanglao-Aguas holds both a B.A. and an M.F.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has worked at UCLA, at Georgetown University, and in Nigeria, Malaysia, and the Philippines.