By Stanford Friedman
It’s tough being a high school kid with absentee parents, especially if your father contacts you only through burner phones or your mom’s best job in months is playing a pirate at Disneyland. In Carla Ching’s Nomad Motel, two teens persevere through these and other hardships, including uneven acting and a rambling script.
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Nomad Motel – by Carla Ching, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
Scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design and original compositions by Emily Gardner Xu Hall, fight direction by Ryan-James Hatanaka, dialect coaching by Joy Lanceta Coronel. The Atlantic Theater Company, Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th St., 866-811-4111, https://atlantictheater.org. Through Sunday, June 23. Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes with one intermission.