31 Asian American Plays in 31 Days
#12. The Theory of Everything by Prince Gomolvilas
A truly pan-Asian show, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is an extended meditation on identity and existence for the 21st Century. The show is about seven Asian Americans gathering atop a Las Vegas wedding chapel for every week for UFO watch. One particular night brings about profound change in all their lives when the impossible becomes a reality. In a city where UFOs and bingo lounges are everywhere, everything is possible!
Gomolvilas won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Drama, the Julie Harris/Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwright Award from the Beverly Hills Theater Guild, and the International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Award.
First presented at East West Players (2000) with the Singapore Repertory Theatre, the show was directed by Tim Dang and featured Melody Butiu, Michelle Chon, Brandon Marc Fernandez, Kennedy Kabasares, Emily Kuroda, Ken Narasaki, and Marilyn Tokuda.
Photo is taken from the SIS Production of THEORY.
— with Miko Premo, Leilani Berinobis, Sam Tsubota, Nancy Calos-Nakano, Kathy Hsieh and Jojo Abaoag.