Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Exit the Dragon
by Eric Michael Zee
January 4 to 13, 2002

The Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT) announces the return of Eric Michael Zee's Exit the Dragon, an insightful play that centers on three Asian-Canadian male actors as they come to terms with themselves, their cultural identities and their career choices. It also reflects upon the lack of diversity in the film and TV industry, where Asian-Canadian actors are most often cast as delivery boys, martial arts experts and gang members. Originally premiering at the 2001 Vancouver Fringe Festival, this "gem of the festival" is a must see! The play is directed by Tong Lung and features Tong Lung, Norman Yeung, Giorgio Miyashita, Zen Shane Lim and David Chen. Produced by Joyce Lam.

Visit VACT's website at for reviews.

For more information please email


Friday, Jan. 4, 8pm
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2pm and 8pm
Friday, Jan. 11, 8pm
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2pm and 8pm

Notes: Coarse Language, Rated 14+

$15 evening shows, $13 matinees
$12 Students, Seniors and Group Rate (10+)
Firehall Box Office 604.689-0926 or at door

Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Highways Performance Space (LA)
Walk The Mountain
by Jude Narita
January 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2002

Jude Narita, acclaimed Los Angeles theater artist well known for her ground-breaking portrayals of Asian and Asian American women in her award-winning one-woman plays (Coming Into Passion/Song For A Sansei; Stories Waiting To Be Told, etc.) performs Walk The Mountain at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.

Walk The Mountain, a multi-media one-woman play also written by Narita, is about Vietnamese and Cambodian women, and the effects of the Vietnam War (or as it's called in Vietnam—the American War) on the people in Vietnam and Cambodia, and also in America.

In war, the "enemy" is purposely kept faceless. Without family. Portrayed as less than human. Thus making it easier to kill them. This is a crucial and essential element of war, and can be felt and see to this day. Walk The Mountain powerfully affirms the dignity, humanity and spirit of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people while examining the lingering effects of the war in Vietnam and Cambodia, and the legacy of misinformation that exists in the United States about that war.

Some of the women of Walk The Mountain are—a Doctor working in the jungle hospitals, a freedom fighter imprisoned in a tiger cage, a mother searching for her sons, and an immigrant in America who dreams of flying. Interwoven are videos, slides, and music of Vietnam and Cambodia. Inspired by her conversations and interviews with Vietnamese and Cambodian women, both during her trip to those countries and here in Los Angeles, Narita celebrates their lives—their joys and sorrows, their courage and bravery, and their dreams for the future.

Walk The Mountain is directed by Darling Narita (Independent Spirit award
nominee), with lights and set by Jerry Browning.
Performances are:
Friday and Saturday nights, January 4 & 5 and 11 & 12. 2002
8:30 PM
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th Street, Santa Monica.
Tickets are $15 general, $13 Students and Seniors.
Reservations (310) 315-1459

Lodestone Theatre (LA)
A staged reading of a new play
by Angela Kang
Directed by Jeff Liu
January 13, 2002

Featuring Ron Balicki, Ray Chang, Diana Lee Inosanto, Emil Lin, Yi Lin, Emily Liu, Jinhee Ramos and Robert Shinso.Wondrous tales of transformation adapted from favorite Korean folktales such as Sister Sun, Brother Moon; The Woodcutter and the Heavenly Maiden; The Blind Man's Daughter; and others.

Sunday, January 13, 2002
Reservations are not required but please arrive on time for the best seating

East Los Angeles College
Little Theater
1301 Cesar Chavez Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

For more info: (323) 993-7245

Highways Performance Space and Gallery presents
featuring: Abbye Atkinson, Randy Becker, Rachel Montez Collins, Andre Fuentes, Justin Peloian, Caroline Reck, Reagan Vasher, and Kristina Wong
curated by Nurit Siegel
Sunday, January 13, 2002
7:30pm, $12.00
call 310.315.1459 for reservations

Have you heard? There are some new voices in town and you won't want to miss a sound as you swish through this evening of music, dance and performance. This night is a platform for these fresh artists to hum in your ears, echo in your eyes and crash in your mind.

Curator Nurit Siegel brings together a group of hot neoteric performers excited to reveal their many mixed sounds. Vox features: International choreographer/dancer Andre Fuentes, stage/film actor and producer Randy Becker, performance artist Kristina Wong, singer/songwriter Abbye Atkinson and sound artist Justin Peloian. The evening is rounded out by the sweet reverberations of Rachel Montez Collins, Caroline Reck and Reagan Vasher. Listen! Come hear!

Disha Theatre (NYC)
January 23, 2002

An evening of modern and experimental interpretations of scenes from popular Shakespeare classics, including:

Want's Unwisht Work
by Kirk Wood Bromley
with Priya Soni and Rizwan Manji
directed by Rizwan Manji

a modern verse play that uses shakespeare's many plays as inspiration, particularly Love's Labour's Lost.

The Takeover
excerpts from Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
with Shannon Bryant and Rashmi Singh
directed by Ushma Parikh

a battle of wits and forces in the hierarchy of modern corporate politics.

Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene II
by William Shakespeare
with Reena Dutt and Andy Brown
directed by Rizwan Manji

two star-crossed lover meet in the middle of the night - the same old story with a modern twist

A Tempest
by Aime Cesaire
with Shannon Bryant, Anita Gandhi, Reena Shah, Aladdin Ullah and Amisha Upadhyaya
directed by Mae Joseph

Set on the isle of Manhattan, this is a post-millenariun investigation into the relationship between power and knowledge.

The performance will be followed by an informal discussion on South Asians and Shakespeare.

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Time: 8 pm
Place: The Producer's Club - The Grand Theatre
358 West 44th Street
New York, New York

Tickets: $12
Reservations: or call (212) 894-3794 x1240

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors (SF, touring)
January 2002

ASIA (Washington, DC)
Middle Finger
Written by Han Ong
Directed by Michelle T. Hall
at The Rosslyn Spectrum in Arlington, VA
January 10 - February 2, 2002

San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre
Struggling Truths
by Peter Mellencamp
January 2002

East West Players (LA)
by Sujata Bhatt
January 31, 2002

Welcome to the wide world of the family, four addictions...what's a girl to do when love just doesn't seem to be an option?

DHHWI playwright/alumnus Sujata Bhatt’s QUEEN OF THE REMOTE CONTROL will be read at the Japanese American National Museum on Thursday, January 31, as part of EWP’s Writers Gallery. QUEEN is a serio-comic look at an upscale South Asian family whose daughter questions her parents’ values, while their son marries into some big bucks. QUEEN, which was developed in the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute, has been read at the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, and is currently under consideration for our 2002-2003 Season.

Please join us at 7:30 p.m. at 369 East 1st Street (at Central) in Little Tokyo. All Writers Gallery play readings are free, but please call the Japanese American National Museum at 213.625.0414 for reservations.

The Writers Gallery has been made possible, in part, by the generosity of The James Irvine Foundation.

Happy Lady Productions (NYC)
Chi ku in America

Saturday, January 30 to February 2, 2002, @ 8 pm
Sunday, February 3 @ 3 pm
The Blue Heron Arts Center, 123 East 24th Street (@ Park Avenue)
Admission $10

Reservations: 212-712-6506 or

Featuring original short works by Diana Son, Daniel Louie, and Hugo Jhun, and an adaptation of a portion of the John Steinbeck classic East of Eden by Christine Simpson.

Directed by Nancy Kim, Hugo Jhun, Mimi McGurl and Christine Simpson
Choreography: Kristin Jackson
Set Design: Margaret Cho
Lighting Design: Stephen Petrilli
Costumes Design: Elly van Horne
Stage Manager: Annette Perel
Cast: Ivi Acuña, Jovinna Chan, Jesse Jou, Mami Kimura, Leslie Koh, Nancy Lan, Kenneth Lee, Tina Lee, JonNorman Schneider, Kurt Uy, Bertrand Wang, Brian Yang

TO EAT BITTER, Chi ku in America, will premiere on January 30, 2002, at the Blue Heron Arts Center (123 East 24th Street) in New York City.

Chi ku. To eat bitter. To swallow sorrow. To face life's tragedies as bravely as you would its sweetest moments. Chi ku.

A young woman recounts the story of her mother's murder; a wife finally reveals a painful secret to her husband; two girls, on the verge of womanhood, see that their future is nothing like their past, and an eleven year-old boy tangles with courage and faith for the first time - these are the stories that comprise TO EAT BITTER. Stories that illustrate the dreadful pain and the limitless beauty that arises from fully embracing every part of our lives.

Led by directors Nancy Kim, Hugo Jhun, Mimi McGurl and Christine Simpson, TO EAT BITTER brings together theater veterans and emerging talent in one showcase. TO EAT BITTER also features the choreography of Kristin Jackson, the set design of Margaret Cho, lighting by Stephen Petrilli, costumes by Elly van Horne, and a cast of 11 Asian-American actors: Ivi Acuña, Jovinna Chan, Jesse Jou, Mami Kimura, Leslie Koh, Nancy Lan, Kenneth Lee, Tina Lee, JonNorman Schneider, Kurt Uy, Bertrand Wang and Brian Yang.

Kuma Kahua Theatre (Hawaii)
To the Last Hawaiian Soldier
by Sean T. C. O'Malley
January 10 to February 10, 2002

This drama juxtaposes the 19th Century tale of Robert Wilcox, King David Kalakaua and his sister, Queen Lili'uokalani in the days before the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy with a contemporary story about a young Hawaiian man, frustrated by a lack of progress in the sovereignty movement, who is driven to an act of terrorism, bringing to question the use of violence as a means of achieving idealistic ends.

Cahoots Theatre Projects and Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto) present
dreams of blonde & blue
Written M.J. Kang . Directed by Guillermo Verdecchia
January 22 to February 10, 2002

Featuring Denis Akiyama, Paul Braunstein, Brenda Kamino, M.J. Kang, Paul, Sun-Hyung Lee
Set and Lighting Design by Steve Lucas . Costume Design by Jennifer Triemstra
Sound Design by Ben Grossman. Stage Management by Tanya Greve

Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue -
Previews January 22, 23; Runs January 24 to February 10, 2002
Tuesday to Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm. Box Office: 416.504.PLAY (7529)
Previews & Sundays: PWYC; Tuesday - Thursday: $21; Friday & Saturday: $30

Cahoots Theatre Projects and Theatre Passe Muraille present the world premiere of dreams of blonde & blue. With humour and compassion, playwright M.J. Kang draws a compelling portrait of a family struggling to escape the past and embrace the future.

In a failing New York City restaurant, a man dreams of returning to Korea to become Prime Minister decades after leaving. His wife laments a lost career in science and comforts herself with fashionable clothes. Meanwhile their daughter tries to negotiate her desire for independence against the familial need to belong. In dreams of blonde & blue, pursuit of the American Dream comes into conflict with personal identity while changing eye shape and hair colour mask the profound effects of a divided homeland and long held family secrets.

Playwright M.J. Kang is known for her uncompromising and sometimes controversial examinations of Canadian-Korean culture. Unafraid to tackle issues and traditions, she transcends the boundaries of culture-specific stories to reveal the universality of human experience. Her previous plays have included Blessings (Tarragon Theatre), Noran Bang: The Yellow Room (Cahoots), and Hee Hee: Tales From The White Diamond Mountain (Blyth Festival). She has been playwright-in-residence at Nightwood Theatre, Cahoots Theatre and TPM, as well as having taken part in the Banff Colony, the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, and TPM's Playwrights Collective where she began the working on dreams of blonde & blue. She then continued to develop the script with Cahoots Theatre Projects.

Director Guillermo Verdecchia is the current Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre Projects. His previous directing credits include the award winning Insomnia (co-created and directed with Daniel Brooks), A Line in the Sand (Tarragon/World Stage), Chilli Con Carne (Tarragon), and Mayaysia Hotel in Summerworks 2000.

The cast includes Denis Akiyama (YPT's Ghost Train, TPM's Bachelor Man), Paul Braunstein (Factory Theatre's The Crimson Veil, Tarragon Theatre's Kilt), Brenda Kamino (Cahoots/TPM's Mom, Dad, I'm Living with a White Girl, YPT's Naomi's Road), M.J. Kang (Cleopatra Conspiracy/Summerworks' Malaysia Hotel, LMAB/TPM's The Yoko Ono Project) and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Cahoots/Factory's Mother Tongue, YPT's The Hobbit).

East West Players (LA)
Sisters Matsumoto
by Philip Kan Gotanda
January 23 to February 17, 2002

Bubble Tea Productions (NYC)
Reddy or Not
Written and Performed by Gita Reddy
Also Featuring Regie Cabico and Fitz Mangubat
Directed by Dan Bacalzo
Janary 23 to February 6, 2002

Bubble Tea Productions presents Gita Reddy in this dynamic collection of seriocomic sketches exploring race, sexuality, and the intricacies and allure of celebrity. Playing with the boundaries of autobiography and fiction, the writer/performer allows audiences glimpses into her life through a series of characters that may or may not be her. Is she Reddy or Not?

In Deep Inside, a temporary personal assistant's permanent world invades her unusual workplace through a pink phone shaped like lips, some leftover pink silk, and the absent but looming presence of this week's employer, Gwyneth Paltrow.  Secret M.U.T.A.N.T. uses a portable karaoke machine to ask what happens when what you feel on the inside fails to match what you look like on the outside. And Marta Santos OmniMedia features everyone’s favorite Filipina diva public access talk show hostess prepping with her beloved protegees/arch rivals in the moments before their live broadcast television debut.

The program is presented by Bubble Tea Productions, and also features Regie Cabico (The Cabico and Cho Show at PSNBC) and Fitz Mangubat (Sins – a Time Out NY “Pick of the Day”). Dan Bacalzo (I’m Sorry, But I Don’t Speak the Language at HERE) directs.

Gita Reddy (writer/performer/co-producer) has been a member of Peeling (formerly Peeling the Banana), the Asian American writing and performance ensemble, since 1997. With them she has performed, directed, written and produced at such venues as Second Stage, Toronto's Desh Pardesh festival, and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. As an actor she recently appeared in BABAisms at ManhattanTheatreSource, was in the Public Theater's "New Work Now!" Series, and is featured in Jyoti Mistry's new short film, anOther ny story and the upcoming Fillum Star: The Peter Patel Story. She is an Artist Fellowship recipient from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and firmly believes celebrity gossip unites the world. 

Bubble Tea Productions is a new venture founded by Dan Bacalzo and Gita Reddy to promote innovative individual and collaborative theater and performance projects.


WHO: Bubble Tea Productions
WHAT: Reddy or Not
WHERE: St. Mark’s Theater, 94 St. Mark’s Place, NYC
Nearest subways: F to 2nd Ave., N to 8th St., 6 to Astor Place
WHEN: January 23 - February 6, 2002; Wednesdays @ 8pm
PRICE: $15 ($12 students/seniors/groups)
RSVP: 212-592-3792

Mellow Yellow (NYC)
January 31 and February 7, 2002

The Mellow Yellow Theatre Company brings their unique brand of improvisational comedy to Manhattan with two shows scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Thursdays, January 31 and February 7 only at Collective Unconscious.

Mellow Yellow is a new and exciting Asian-American theatre company based in New York City that performs improv as well as traditional theatre. The company created quite a buzz in the theatre community after only four performances, from their late October debut to late November 2001 finale. They played to tremendous reviews in the Brooklyn area.  

With members John Fukuda, Paul H. Juhn, C.S. Lee, Philippe Cu Leong, and Andy Pang, Mellow Yellow is a creative collection of Asian-American actors and writers, with backgrounds ranging from theatre, film, advertising, and technical.

Collective Unconscious is located at 145 Ludlow Street between Rivington and Stanton.  Seating is limited and reservations may be made by calling 718/624-0909.  Members of the media who contact us in advance will receive complimentary admission.

For more information and directions to the theater log on to their website at

Mellow Yellow also announces the launch of their new website.
For more information on the company's members and upcoming performance visit

Jude Narita presents (LA)
Walk The Mountain
at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA
February 1-3 & 8-10,  2002

Fridays and Saturdays  8 PM
Sunday Matinees 4 PM

Jude Narita's Walk The Mountain which powerfully affirms the dignity, humanity and spirit of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people while examining the lingering effects of the Vietnam war, and the legacy of misinformation that exists in the United States about that war, re-opens at the Electric Lodge in Venice, a limited two-week engagement, 6 performances only, February 1-3 & 8-10,  2002

Walk The Mountain is a one-woman play about Vietnamese and Cambodian women, and the effects of the Vietnam War (or as it's called in Vietnam—the American War) on the people in those countries.  Thru it we can begin to see how history is distorted by the media and actually re-written by Hollywood movies.  

A woman faints during the second performance of Walk The Mountain, and apologizes to Jude before leaving with paramedics, saying "I know all this information, I know it—but this way it just overwhelmed me".   For the humanity affected by U.S. bombing is kept from us. We may know some of the statistics, but they have no faces. In war, the enemy is purposely kept faceless. Without family.   Portrayed as less than human.  Having less feelings than us.  Thus making it easier to kill them.  This is a crucial and essential element of war, and can be felt and see to this day.

In Walk The Mountain we meet some of the "faceless enemy".  A doctor working in the jungle hospitals, a freedom fighter imprisoned in a tiger cage, a mother searching for her sons, and an immigrant in America who dreams of flying are among the women in Walk The Mountain.

Inspired by her conversations and interviews with Vietnamese and Cambodian women, both during her trip to those countries and here in Los Angeles, Narita celebrates their lives—their joys and sorrows, their courage and bravery, and their dreams for the future.

Walk The Mountain is directed by Darling Narita (Independent Spirit award nominee), with lights and set by Jerry Browning.

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble presents
the next installment in the Yellow Box series:
A reading of the award-winning play
by Patrick Marber
February 5, 2002

directed by Nelson Eusebio
featuring Tony Lee, Emily Liu, Robert Shinso, and Sun St. Pierre

FREE ADMISSION (but donations gladly accepted and encouraged)

Tuesday, February 5th, 8:30pm.

East Los Angeles College--Little Theatre
1301 Ave. Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Free parking on campus.

Take 60-EAST, exit Atlantic Blvd.; turn left (North) on Atlantic, followed by a left on Ave. Riggin St./Cesar Chavez; then take a right on Collegian (corner of Carls Jr.), followed by a left into the ELAC parking lot.

NO RSVPS required, however, please arrive at least ten minutes before curtain for seating.
For more info. about Lodestone: (323) 993-7245

Patrick Marber's Olivier Award-winning play Closer is a brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Hailed by critics, Closer is both bruisingly funny and shatteringly truthful. Its four protagonists - the 'Towering Romantic Hero' Dan, the playful and merciless dermatologist, Larry, the alluring photographer, Anna, and the gorgeous young sexpot Alice - weave their way through Marber's often heartbreaking portrait of modern dating. The play follows the emotional, sexual and quite often brutal journeys that people undertake in the name of that other four letter word: love.

Presented in association with the East LA College Theatre's Artists in Residence Program

On the Boards (Seattle)
February 15 to 17, 2002

Komori-uta (Lullaby), a multi-media performance work about the experiences of a Japanese "war bride" and her son in America, will premiere at On The Boards - Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance (100 West Roy Street in Seattle) on February 15, 16, 17, 2002. Showtimes are 8 p.m. and tickets ($15 general; $12 seniors, students, groups of 10 or more) are available from the OTB Box Office (206) 217-9888. More information is available at or (206) 368-5645.

Komori-uta (Lullaby) is an intimate story of loss and survival set against an epic landscape shaped by history and memory. Focusing on the experiences of a Japanese "war bride" and her son, this multi-media work is an innovative blend of dance, theatre, film, sound, and music. Komori-uta draws upon a variety of sources including Japanese folklore, Hollywood musicals, modern dance, post-Butoh expressionism, early anime, home movies and newsreels to bring to life a post-World War II-era Japan in flux; a post-war America of infinite promise; and a limbo world where dream and reality intertwine.

Komori-uta features the talents of twenty five artists led by the Aono Jikken Ensemble, a Seattle-based, experimental arts group. They have created a unique style of music and performance using traditional Asian and Western instruments, found objects, children's sound toys, and specially invented instruments made of metal, bamboo and kelp. Their original live soundscores for the classic Japanese silent films A Page Of Madness and A Story Of Floating Weeds have played to sold-out audiences. In addition, their dance-theatre pieces, site-specific live soundscapes, concerts, and recordings have been featured at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, On The Boards' N.W. New Works Festival, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Northwest Asian American Theatre's A-Fest, Broadway Performance Hall, SOIL Gallery, and KEXP's Sonarchy Radio program among others.

Komori-uta (Lullaby) was written and directed by William Satake Blauvelt and features choreography by Yoko Murao and Cheronne Wong; film/video by John D. Pai; sound design by Susie Kozawa and Mike Shannon; lighting design by David Herrigel; and technical direction/stage managment by Jason Rummel.

Live music will be performed by a 10 piece "orchestra" featuring singer Aiko Shimada, flutist Esther Sugai, koto/shamisen player Marcia Takamura, and a taiko section with Stan Shikuma and Marinda Chen (of Seattle Kokon Taiko) and Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki (of One World Taiko).

The cast includes Yoko Murao, Naho Shioya, Cheronne Wong, Fumi Murakami, Mari Tamura, Sandra Fann, Daniel Ichinaga, and Lee Smith, with Michael J. Perrone, James Kashima, and Tamar Manuel.

Komori-uta is supported in part by the Seattle Arts Commission, King County Arts Commission, and On The Boards' Artist Access program.

Youth Theater Northwest (Mercer Island, WA)
A Story of Sadako
Directed by Manuel Cawaling
Written by Mimi Katano

The story of a young Japanese girl who was infected with the A-Bomb disease. Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes as an offering to her prayer for a prolonged life. Experience her story as her family and friends helped create the well known memorial in Hiroshima. A symbol of struggle for life and the prayer for peace that has traveled around the globe.

There are 30 cast members, Young Stage - children from 7 to 11 embody the peaceful crane spirits.

Show runs from February 8th to February 23rd.
Gala opening on February 8th begins at 6:30
Friday and Saturday evenings at: 7:30
Saturday and Sunday matinees at: 2pm

Tickets are $12
For reservations and directions: 232-2202

East West Players
Manzanar, the musical
by Rus McCoy and Dan Taguchi
March 2 and 3, 2002

EWP will have a staged reading of MANZANAR, STORY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY, a new musical by Rus McCoy and Dan Taguchi on Saturday, March 2 at 8PM and Sunday March 3 at 2PM at the David Henry Hwang Theater. This is the first original musical written about the WWII Internment Camps as seen through the eyes of a young girl, Margaret, who dreams of being a big band singer until her family is incarcerated in MANZANAR. Tickets are $10. Please call 213.625.7000 to purchase tickets. MANZANAR is presented in part by a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and The James Irvine Foundation.

Lodestone/Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)
Saving Face
written by Alice Wu
directed by Jeff Liu
March 5, 2002

Featuring (alphabetically): Heidi Ahn, Jennifer Aquino, Tammy Caplan, Cathy Chang, Lynn Delgado-Chang, Dennis Dun, Isaac Ho, Earl Johnson, Elaine Kao, Yi Lin, Kim Miyori, Eddie Mui, Tuan Tran, Fred Wu, Ryun Yu

Saving Face is a feel-good social satire that asks the question: What would happen if your 48-year-old widowed Chinese mother got kicked out of the Chinese community for getting pregnant, and you were forced to take her in and find her a husband? Set in New York City, the story is told from the viewpoint of a Chinese-American lesbian in her late 20's, and its humor arises from the clash of cultures that constitute modern-day life in urban America.

Tuesday, Mar 5 2002 7:30PM
Odyssey Theater
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
(between Santa Monica & Olympic Blvd.)
West Los Angeles CA 90025
TO RSVP or for more info: The home page has direct link for the Stage Reading reservations. Just click and an RSVP is underway. 

CAPE and Lodestone Members: FREE. Non-Members: $5.00
Limited Seating. RSVP mandatory.
Concession Refreshments available.

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble presents
A Yellow Box Reading Presentation of
March 10, 2002

Adam is about to marry Lynn, the love of his life. But Adam and his buddies did a very bad thing back in high school that Lynn doesn't know about. Now...that bad thing is coming back for Adam. And it's not happy. And there's nothing anyone can do to stop it...

Written by Matt Pelfrey
Directed by Philip W. Chung
Starring (alphabetically): Esperanza Catubig, Roger Fan, Annie Lee, Joon Lee, Kipp Shiotani

Sunday, March 10
7:30 PM
East L.A. College Little Theatre
1301 Ave. Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA
Info: (323) 993-7245

This play contains mature and intense themes.

No RSVP required but please arrive at least 10 minutes before showtime for best seating. ADMISSION IS FREE but donations gladly accepted. Free Parking!

Directions to ELAC (from downtown L.A.):
Take the 60 freeway East, exit Atlantic Bl. and make a left, make a left on
Riggin St./Cesar Chavez, make a right on Collegian (Carl's Jr. is on the
corner), make a left into the parking lot, theatre is on northside of the
parking lot (building U2).

The Spotlight On Winter Festival (NYC)
The Green Dragon: A Modern Myth
by Jonathan Calindas on March 2-17 at Raw Space (Theatre A) at 529 W. 42nd Street.

Written in response to the tragedies of September 11th, 2001, The Green Dragon is a modern fairy tale utilizing the elements of ancient mythology and folklore to try to make sense of terrible tragedy.

When the Green Dragon destroys the beloved Castle on the hill, the man with the white stripe in his hair loses his family and goes on a quest to slay the dragon. The story, told through monologues by the members of the community, is a story of loss, grief, anger, and redemption.

The Green Dragon is written and directed by Jonathan Calindas. The ensemble cast features Patrick Annelli, Mario Corrales, Rebecca Jansson, Mimi Jefferson, Rodney E. Reyes, Schoen Smith, Daniela Tedesco, and Eric R. Velarde.

This is Jonathan Calindas' second play with the Spotlight On Festival. His last play, Jersey Stories, was nominated for two Spotlight awards. The 4am 'lizbeth, an independent film based on the play of the same title and directed by Eric Velarde, debuted in this year's New York International Film and Video Festival, and will continue its tour to both the Los Angeles and Las Vegas International Film and Video Festivals.

WHAT: The Spotlight On Winter Festival presents The Green Dragon: A Modern Myth, written and directed by Jonathan Calindas

WHERE: Raw Space (Theatre A), 529 W. 42nd St., New York, NY

WHEN: Sat., March 2 @ 5 pm; Sun., March 3 @ 5 pm; Mon., March 4 @ 7pm; Sat., March 9 @ 1pm; Sun., March 10 @ 8pm; Tue., March 12 @ 9pm; Sat., March 16 @ 7pm; Sun., March 17 @ 3pm; Running Time: 70 Min.

TICKETS: Ticket Central: (212) 279-4200 or website:

Neither Here Nor There
an evening of one-acts
March 16, 2002

Anuvab Pal's Chaos Theory
with Ajay Mehta, Shaheen Vaaz, Sunil Malhotra and Puja Lalmalani directed by Geeta Citygirl

Deborah Grimberg's The Honey Makers
with Manu Narayan, Lopa Banerjee, Paul Van Etten, James Wallert, Puja Lalmalani directed by Geeta Citygirl

Vijai Nathan's Boy Meets Girl featuring the one & only comedienne, Vijai Nathan

ArabDrama Collective's Sajjil with members of ArabDrama Collective: An Arab-American Theater Ensemble

Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors
314 West 54th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave), Manhattan, NYC
Admission: $10
Reservations RECOMMENDED:
Phone: 212.330.8097

Theatre Mu (Minneapolis)
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
in conjunction with Stages Theatre Co.,
February 22 to March 24, 2002

Mellow Yellow (NYC)
At The Brooklyn Lyceum
In Cougarstein's Happy Happy Smile Hour-and-a-half
Brooklyn's Own Variety Show
March 23, 2002

Brooklyn, NY - The Mellow Yellow Theatre Company will return to Brooklyn with a performance of their unique brand of comedy at the Brooklyn Lyceum on March 23, 2002. This follows a successful stint at Manhattan's Collective Unconscious, with crowds packed to the door. The audience nearly rolled over their chair laughing at their unique brand of improvisational comedy with skits like Jeopardy Meets Beat The Geeks and Flipper Goes to China.

Mellow Yellow's success and reputation continues to grow as theatre-arts companies and entertainment organizations have contacted the company with interest in booking the group for their venue.

If you missed the hilarious shows at Collective Unconscious on the Lower East Side, don't worry, because Mellow Yellow will participate in Cougarsteinís Happy Happy Smile Hour-And-A-Half, Brooklyn's own variety show. Mellow Yellow will perform as part of this variety show at the Brooklyn Lyceum Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m.

NY Press wrote on Cougarsteinís show: ì...unless youíre in Brooklyn, in which case the John Cougarstein and Friends Happy Happy Smile Hour and a Half Variety Show threatens to entertain you... Cougarstein, looking to unseat Al Yankovic from his, um, parody throne...
Brooklyn Lyceum is located at 227 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. with the performance starting at 8:00 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door.
For more information on Brooklyn Lyceum, visit

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