Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, four busboys angle for shifts, pray for tips, and cling to dreams of life beyond their dingy back-of-house grind. Expertly juggling delicate entrees, fussy customers and beer-swilling line cooks, the young men face off with management and each other. As tensions reach a boiling point, how far will each of them go to see his own mañana come?

My Mañana Comes
by Elizabeth Irwin
Directed by Chay Yew

August 26th - September 20th, 2014
at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 W. 42nd Street

Elizabeth Irwin’s involving, thoughtful 'My Mañana Comes,'…is character study with a political edge — honed nearly as sharp as the men’s paring knives."

"...Irwin writes fast, funny, lived-in dialogue."

"By turns humorous and haunting... Director Chay Yew guides four terrific performances."

""Irwin takes a boning knife to the stereotyped class of Mexican busboys... a surprisingly complex taste of the American Dream"


 2 Lucille Lortel Awards including Outstanding Play
 2 Drama Desk Awards including Best Play
 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner Award for New American Play


Featuring the talents of...

Wilson Chew, Scenic Design
Moria Sine Clinton, Costume Design
Nicole Pearce, Lighting Design
Mikhail Fiksel, Sound Design and Composition
Anna Demenkoff, Props Design
Stefano Brancato, Puppet Design/Direction
Winnie Y. Lok, Stage Manager
Katie Stevens, Assistant Stage Manager

Photos by Matthew Murphy.


About the Playwright:
Elizabeth Irwin

My Mañana Comes is The Playwrights Realm's 2015 Page One Production, which is a holistic approach designed to allow a playwright both the physical and mental time, space, and resources to take a meaningful step forward in their career. Each year, one playwright is chosen for our Page One Residency.  You can learn more about Elizabeth by clicking here!

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