First Nighter: Restaurant Play "My Manana Comes" is a Tangy Dish

September 6, 2014 4:08 PM

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Four busboys are hustling non-stop at Frederick's Madison, an Upper East Side Manhattan restaurant, when Elizabeth Irwin's My Manana Comes--ultimately an ironic title--begins with velocity and ferocity in the Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

They're Peter (Jason Bowen), Whalid (Brian Quijada), Jorge (José Joaquin Perez) and Pepe (Reza Salazar). As directed with immaculate precision by Chay Yew, they instantly bring to percussive life their demanding though unrewarding working conditions.

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