Caring Amid Conflict


From left, Muni Zano, Sarnica Lim, Pilita Santos and Anita Borcia in “As Straw Before the Wind.” (Michael Helms Photography)

From left, Muni Zano, Sarnica Lim, Pilita Santos and Anita Borcia in “As Straw Before the Wind.” (Michael Helms Photography)


“There’s such a focus in our society on the younger generation that we often forget to care about the older generation,” said Sarnica Lim, in discussing her role as a convalescent home nurse in the new play “As Straw Before the Wind,” opening Saturday at The Ruby Theatre in Hollywood.

“Sometimes we take for granted the sacrifices of the older generation, that they have so much to offer,” Lim told The Rafu. “The nurses in this play are taking care of this generation, and discovering how they protect us from the pain and the suffering they had to go through.”

Written by Felix Racelis, “As Straw Before the Wind” follows Nene Santos, a Filipina nurse and enterprising owner/operator of a San Gabriel Valley convalescent home.


Sarnica Lim (Photo by Nicole Somsung)