FELIX STARRO, a new musical by Jessica Hagedorn in collaboration with composer Fabian Obispo and director Ralph Peña of Ma-Yi Theater, is based on Lysley Tenorio’s haunting short story of the same title.
Felix Starro is a famous faith healer in the Philippines, whose clients included celebrities and big politicians. After falling on hard times, Felix decides to go to San Francisco with his young grandson to set-up shop for ailing Filipinos in the Bay Area- to earn just enough money to go home and retire comfortably. Unbeknownst to Felix, his grandson Junior has plans of his own to leave his grandfather and take his chances as an undocumented immigrant. What happens to them is a story about faith, immigration, and the unique Filipino experience in America.
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