Pizza Over Flowers
Ramira is quick to deliver a pizza to a grieving Mieko, who has just lost her grandfather, in full delivery outfit and all. They examine the differences and similarities between ceremonies of death between Japanese and Cuban families, until Ramira steers the conversation toward prom. Mieko has ten minutes in this short play to reconcile her duty to her family and her budding love for Ramira.
Pizza Over Flowers was developed in Prince Gomolvilas's class "Perfecting the Ten Minute Play" through East West Players. It premiered as a staged reading in Slingshot New Works' "from the ashes!" in Seattle in September 2017.