Comedy/Drama. By Prince Gomolvilas.
Cast: 3m., 4w. Seven Asian Americans gather atop a Las Vegas wedding chapel every week for a UFO watch. When 65-year-old May spots a strange and colorful ship one night, the others decide to take turns keeping a 48-hour vigil in case the ship returns. The possibility of what one character calls a "miracle" forces everyone to confront personal issues that have previously been repressed. Patty finds that her UFO obsession is not strong enough to erase secrets from her past. Gilbert's romantic woes intensify his identity crisis. Lana must face her parents about being kicked out of law school. Hiro, who still feels like a foreigner in America, longs to return to his native Japan. Shimmy fears her nightmares upon the anniversary of her husband's death. And Nef spirals into oblivion after his girlfriend laughs coldly at his marriage proposal. This vibrant and moving comedy, which explores the politics of race, identity and faith, won the International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Competition, the Julie Harris Playwright Award, and the PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama. Unit set. Approximate running time: 1hour, 45 minutes.