With this debut work as writer and director, Jef Flores has some decluttering to do.

Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio is known as the “Grand Dame of Southeast Asian Children’s Theater.”

“Good thing is that Ejay Yatco’s music is remarkable at the very least, reminiscent of Spanish music with a Broadway sensibility.”

“Valera’s adaptation remained sensitive and true to the material, essentially retaining its power as political protest.”

“The production tried to operate at a visceral level; and it was, at the very least, effectively unsettling.”