Things aren’t right at home. Nicole’s lola (Tagalog for grandmother) is starting to forget more and more details. But now it’s more than misplaced keys. In a span of three months, she changes the locks on all the doors, is driving on the wrong side of the road and is shoplifting Rocawear and Sean John outfits from Serramonte Mall. As the family struggles through her grandmother’s descent into Alzheimer’s, Nicole faces the conflict between being a respectful Filipina granddaughter or pursuing her American dream. What’s an Asian American girl to do?
Forgetting The Details, a solo show written by and featuring beautiful Filipina-American actress/comedienne Nicole Maxali, opens at The White Box (440 Lafayette Street) on Wednesday August 13th as part of the 18th Annual New York Fringe Festival. Described by Comedian Dave Chappelle as “funny, heartwarming and funny again,” Forgetting the Details is an endearing performance piece that captures the unwavering love between a lola (grandmother) and her apo (granddaughter).
Maxali is a new New Yorker. Native to San Francisco, she quit her job running scripts for highly-stressed news producers and began her journey as a working actor and non-profit humanitarian in 2003. In 2008, she wrote and performed her very first solo show under the tutelage of W. Kamau Bell (FX’s Totally Biased). Under the direction of Paul Stein at Comedy Central Stage, Maxali premiered Forgetting the Details at Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco to sold out houses and rave reviews. This 75-minute solo performance piece explores the familial and cultural-related challenges a young adult faces when losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s. She has performed it at the famous Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City, The FIND Conference at Harvard University and the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Her film credits include Glory Boy Days, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and the critically-acclaimed independent film, Fruitvale Station, produced by Forest Whitaker & directed by Ryan Coogler. For more on this rising star, check out her website at: http://www.NicoleMaxali.com
Forgetting The Details opens at The White Box (440 Lafayette Street Between Astor Place and E.4th Street) on Wednesday August 13th. The performance schedule is as follows:
Wed. Aug. 13 at 3:45PM
Fri. Aug. 15 at 9:30PM
Sun. Aug. 17 at 7:45PM
Thu. Aug. 21 at 2PM
Fri. Aug, 22 at 5:30PM
Sat. Aug. 23 at 3PM
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. FringeNYC will celebrate its 18th Anniversary August 8th-24th, 2014.