A Relative Relationship
Emerson Junior High, Vice Principal's Office, 2:30PM. When Carmen Soledad and Simon Pang are caught cheating on a test in their Bible Myth and Epic class and forced to decide which of the two of them should be expelled, tensions rise. Simon, who maintains a straight A average, can not let his Korean mother down. Carmen, on the other hand, can not allow her father to see that she is not, in fact the princess he thinks she is. This charming and witty (and oftentimes profane) comedy is, at its heart, an examination of forgiveness, the nature of blame and beauty of redemption.
A Relative Relationship was performed in concert at Don't Tell Mama as part of TNT Productions' "We Go to 11" evening. It was then produced at TheatreNowNY's SOUND BITES festival, featuring Jennifer Blood, Madeleine Doherty and Hansel Tan, where it won Best Musical, and Best Actor (Hansel Tan).