Thunder Above, Deeps Below

by  A. Rey Pamatmat

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f

"Large, loud, and complex—at times deeply funny, at times deeply disturbing...it is at once movingly optimistic and cruelly cynical..it is, in fact, great theatre." – NYTheatre.com

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Thunder Above, Deeps Below

by  A. Rey Pamatmat

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    4m, 2f

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Three homeless friends — a Filipina-American with a hidden past, a Filipina transsexual, and a Puerto Rican hustler — struggle on the Chicago streets to scrounge up enough cash to bus it to San Francisco before the winter cold hits. But when a bearded man on a quest, a mystery man in sunglasses, a wealthy john, and a doughnut shop's spell-casting assistant manager put their hopes and friendships to the test, the trio find they must spare some change of a far queerer kind.
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"Large, loud, and complex—at times deeply funny, at times deeply disturbing...it is at once movingly optimistic and cruelly cynical..it is, in fact, great theatre." – NYTheatre.com, Read More

"The play successfully...gets its hands dirty with the hard truths about internalized homophobia, and the traumas a variety of societies and families inflict on anyone who is sexually different...an intelligent look at the twisted thinking that makes that word a potent tool for abuse and control...an engaging, rich play that, though sometimes difficult, is finally deeply rewarding." - DramaQueen.com, Read More

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Production

Casting

4m, 2f

PERRY - 19, African-American, a business student who assists with the books at his family's tire shop, the Prince of Tires.
THERESE - 19, Filipino-American, a homeless woman. 
GIL - 24, Filipina, a homeless transsexual. 
HECTOR - 17, Puerto Rican-American, a homeless prostitute. 
MARISOL - 24, Dominican-American, assistant manager at a chain dougnut shop, possibly a sorceress of some kind. 
BOATWOMAN - Ageless (to be played by the actor playing Marisol)
MR. LOCKE - late 30's and THE PRINCE - early 20's, African- American and Iranian. (two men in different disguises to be played by one actor)

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A. Rey Pamatmat

A. Rey Pamatmat’s play after all the terrible things I do premiered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and runs at next at The Huntington Theatre in 2014 – ’15. His play A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name was presented at the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, his second residency there after Thunder Above, Deeps Belo ...

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Thunder Above, Deeps Below premiered at the Barrow Group Theatre in New York City in 2009. It was produced by Second Generation theatre company. 

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