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Festival Showcases Award-Winning Play

Washington–Dash Productions, a growing theatrical company of College of William & Mary alumni, will stage Amanda Andrei’s award-winning one-act play, “Every Night I Die” at the D.C. Capital Fringe Festival this month.

“Every Night I Die” depicts the magic, terror and romance of a conflicted man and his family during pre-World War II southern Philippines.

When Angelo Caritan falls for the household maid, he dismisses his failing marriage. In this lyrical tale of forbidden passion and hidden powers, the magic of the forests can only save one.

“Every Night I Die” will be staged at Fort Fringe–Redrum, 612 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Playdates are: July 9 at 9 p.m.; July 14 at 6 p.m.; July 15 at 10:30 p.m.; July 23 at 10:15 p.m., and July 24 at 3 p.m.

The show is directed by Francis Tanglao-Aguas, winner of the prestigious Don Palanca award and the first professor of color to receive tenure in the Theater Department at William & Mary.

Tangalo-Aguas remarks, “It’s an honor to direct a former student’s play, an opportunity every mentor can only dream of in a lifetime. Amanda Andrei is a fresh voice we have been waiting for in the Fil-Am community.”

The cast features talented professional and student actors and actresses from the local D.C. Filipino American and Korean American community, and also performers from New York.

Paolo Santayana, playing the protagonist Angelo, comments, “Aside from working with a great group of artists, I wanted to work on this show because the writing is excellent. The words would jump out off the page and pull you into the story.”

Dash Productions, said founder and playwright Keegan Cassady, aims to establish a professional, well-paying company that helps new talent bridge the gap between collegiate experience and professional life. For more information and updates, visit www.everynightidie.com.

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