How to Make An American Son

by christopher oscar peña
Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman

June 8-25, 2023
**Performances take place at Imago Theatre – 17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214**

Father and son, Mando and Orlando, are living different versions of the American Dream. Honduran-born Mando built a successful janitorial business, and can pay for his son’s fancy private school. Orlando enjoys the fruits of his father’s labor, but is embarrassed by his old-fashioned ideas, his accent, and line of work. When the business faces turmoil just as Orlando is going through a crisis of his own, the two must face tough truths about their citizenship, business, love, and the importance of family, in order to keep their dreams alive in a society that won’t let them truly belong.