New Fil-Am play puts spotlight on anchor babies, the American Dream

  LOS ANGELES --- The premise for his new play "America Adjacent" came to Filipino-American playwright Boni Alvarez a few years ago when he read a news article about birthing houses being raided in the Los Angeles area.   "I was fascinated by these women who traveled from abroad, spending thousands of dollars for the sole purpose of birthing babies who [would be] American citizens," he says.   "The article was about a Chinese-operated ring of birthing houses. For 'America Adjacent,' I decided to make them Filipina."   Presented by Skylight Theatre and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, the play imagines what life is like for six women from the P...

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