by: Boni B. Alvarez
directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera
"In Alvarez's beautifully balanced microcosm, there are no villains and no victims – just individuals waylaid by their own unrealistic yearning." Los Angeles Times
Ovation Recommended


Girlie Capistrano is a provincial girl with big-city dreams. She’s been obsessed with the American soap “Dallas” since she was a little girl. With her new job at the American Spirit Airlines call center in Manila, it seems like Southfork is just a hop and a skip away. How much is Girlie willing to sacrifice in order to achieve her American Dream?

  • "This play made me think of what happens to folks, who become constrained in an unhatched egg, unable to imagine what a designed creative life one can have, if we choose love and passion instead." Asian Journal
  • "If a theatrical outing means a perfectly constructed Miller drama, you bought a ticket to the wrong locale. But if you are up for a show with a wonderful cast delivering an up-to-date, uplifting and surprisingly touching look into Filipino culture, Dallas Non-Stop will prove to be a charming departure." Stage and Cinema
  • "Dallas Non-Stop should be of interest to L.A. theatergoers for no other reason than its glimpse into contemporary Filipino life. That playwright Alvarez has come up with both multi-layered characters and a fresh, unpredictable plot makes Dallas Non-Stop even more of a treat, particularly as directed by the ever masterful Jon Lawrence Rivera." Stage Scene LA
  • starring: Angel Star Felix, Kennedy Kabasares, Jim Kane, Nardeep Khurmi, Anne Yatco and Sandy Yu
  • scenic designer: Christopher Scott Murillo
  • lighting designer: Jeremy Pivnick
  • projection designer: Adam Flemming
  • costume designer: Mylette Nora
  • sound designer: Howard Ho
  • casting director: Raul Clayton Staggs
  • stage manager: Flor San Roman
  • producer: Diane Levine

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