Kuma Kahua (Hawaii)
A Language of Their Own
by Chay Yew
September 6 to October 7

Contra Costa College Drama Dept. Presents
The Achievers
by Michael Golamco
Directed by Clay David
Fri, Sat, Sept 21-22-28-29; Oct 5-6 at 8pm
Sunday Matinees Sept 23-30; Oct 7 at 2pm
Contra Costa Performing Arts Center El Portal & Castro Street in San Pablo

Wed, Oct 3 at 8pm
Diablo Valley College Arena Theater Pleasant Hill

Mon, Oct 8 at 8pm
Los Medanos College Theater Pittsburg

Eric Jung
Alaric Toy
Sam Tsubota
Nancy Tseng
Kristina Wong

And Featuring:
Jarrett Chin
Diana David
Alice Kwong
Orlando Macon
Homer Rabara

Yangtze Repertory Theatre (NYC)
One Family, One Child, One Door
by Joanna Chan
September 27 to October 7, 2001

The Mellow Yellow Theatre Group (NYC)
Superfine Restaurant
October 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Playing to welcome the restaurant's owners, Cara Lee and Laura Taylor, to the neighborhood. Lee and Taylor is providing the space especially for this Mellow Yellow performance. Superfine's official opening will occur later in the fall.

The Mellow Yellow Theatre Group, a new Asian-American theatre group based in New York City, performs improvisational comedy as well as traditional theatre. Its members (John Fukuda, Paul Juhn, C. S. Lee, Phillipe Cu Leong, Andy Pang, and guest performer Andy Biscontini) is a creative collection of Asian-American actors and writers, with background ranging from theatre, film, advertising and technical.

East West Players (LA)
by Chay Yew
October 3 to 28, 2001

See Review.

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors (SF, touring)
October 4 to 27, 2001

The 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors are BACK with an ALL NEW material feature show, playing for an unprecedented 4 week run! A comedy about the only thing Asian Americans have to fear: COMPLACENCY."

SEE: Wen Ho Lee in Chains!
SEE: The FIRST Asian Americans! No, not Chinese. No, not Pilipinos.
SEE: Butoh Self-Defense!

WHERE: VENUE 9, 252 Ninth Street(at Folsom) San Francisco, Ca.
WHEN: October 4-28, Thursdays-Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 7pm
HOW MUCH: $11 Thursday/Sundays, $13 Fridays/Saturdays, $1 off for students/seniors/groups (10 or more)
RESERVATIONS: email info@18mmw.com or call 415-646-0868.


East Los Angeles College Theatre Arts presents:
A play by W. Colin McKay
Directed by Jim Ishida
October 12 to 28, 2001
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 7 pm

Ingalls Auditorium at the Edison Center
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park

Tickets: $10 General, $7 Students
Special $3 night on Sunday, October 21

For reservations call: 323-265-8670 ext. 8408

*Mature themes

Cast includes: Emil Lin, Lee Spencer, Ron Martinez, Rachel Morihiro, Connie Kim, Rodney Kageyama, Anthony Begonia, Michael Yama, and more.

Playwright's Group (LA)
Post-Matinee Tristesse
by Felix Racelis
October 26, 2001
part of "A La Carte" Short Play Festival at the Tamarind Theatre

Post-Matinee Tristesse by Felix Racelis is one of the eight short entrees served up in "A La Carte," a new menu of comedy and drama produced by The Playwrights Group, opening Friday, October 26, 2001, at the Tamarind Theatre in Hollywood.

In Post-Matinee Tristesse, an erudite professor salivates for a delectable youth who's definitely not on the menu in this riotous skewering of December/May romances and assorted sacred cows. Racelis is an alumnus of East West Players' DHHWI. His ten minute play, Peanut Butter, a finalist in the West Coast 10-Minute Playwriting Contest, was produced at the NoHo International Theatre Festival. His play, Woof!, premiered last year as part of the Playwrights Group's "The Kitchen Kronicles."

"A La Carte" runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8pm, Oct. 26 through Nov. 18, 2001, at the Tamarind Theatre, 5919 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood. General Admission: $20. Reservations: (213) 892-6825.

In Mixed Company (NYC)
November 1 to 4, 2001

Opening night proceeds will go to The Red Cross "BOTH", is a work about being Here, Now. Though no longer the work we intended when we began, "Both" speaks from a time before 9-11, a time immediately after and, most importantly, right now. Drawing from martial arts, contact improvisation, aerial dance and yogic, vipassana & zen meditation styles "Both" is a celebration of the human spirit. "Bushido" is the samurai way - in modern terms it is the mettle to persevere and in "Both" it is manner and message in a look at our multicultural America.

"Both" will include a bungee solo as well as searing and relentless dancing in a new quartet by Maura for herself, Peggy Cheng, Nancy Ellis andNicole Marshall, meant to challenge the 'either/or' notions of identity politics. The evening also includes a new work by Cheng, a truly AsianAmerican mix by sound/video collaborator Brian Nishii/Westwell Productions and costume designer Anh Bui, as well as riveting spoken word by Eirene Donohue, live music by Perry Yung, chanting by Maeve Donohue and lighting by Jay Ryan. Additional performers include guests Tom Lee and Marina Celander.

The Company will be donating their proceeds from the opening night performance to the Red Cross, an international, non-partisan, humanitarianorganization dedicated to providing relief to all victims of disaster.

NOV 1 - 4, DTW Around Town at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street - Tickets $20
Maura Nguyen Donohue
(917) 207 - 5373

ProperGander Productions (Southern California)
by Michael Golamco
October 5 to November 11, 2001

A new play about five young Asian-American roommates kicked out of their apartment and into a crazed, turbulent and often comedic real world, where the things they choose to achieve don't always choose them back. Starring Teddy Chen Culver, Anh Nguyen, Randall Park, Mariza Rivera and Michael Shen. Written by Michael Golamco. Directed by Naoya Imanishi. Produced by Cindy Yoshiyama.

WHERE: Century City Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90064.

WHEN: October 5-November 11. Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays 6:30pm. No shows October 26, 27 or 28 due to trick-or-treating.

HOW: Tickets by phone (323-655-8587) or at the box office one hour before showtime (subject to availability). $15 general, $12 students. Group sales: ocean766@yahoo.com.

WHO: http://www.propergander.net or achievers_press@hotmail.com

WHAT ELSE: Volunteers needed for taking tickets, concessions, assistant stage managing, and advertising sponsor reps. Contact Joan Huang at achievers_press@hotmail.com

Ma-Yi Theater Company (NYC)
in association with the CTG/Mark Taper Forum's Asian Theater Workshop
The Square
"Sixteen playwrights. One play"
Created and Curated by Lisa Peterson and Chay Yew
Featuring the works of Bridget Carpenter, Ping Chong, Constance Congdon, Maria Irene Fornes, Philip Kan Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, Robert O'Hara, David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Han Ong, Jose Rivera, Diana Son, Alice Tuan, Mac Wellman, and Chay Yew.

Directed by Lisa Peterson
October 16 to November 18, 2001

THE SQUARE was originally commissioned by the CTG/Mark Taper Forum's Asian Theater Workshop

October 16 to November 18, 2001
Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM
at the NYSF/Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York City

For tickets, call TELECHARGE (212) 239-6200

San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre
Redwood Curtain
by Lanford Wilson
October 20 to November 18, 2001

by Toa Fraser
Directed by Rena Owen
Opening Night Benefit October 25
@New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom Street, S.F.
October 20 to November 18, 2001
8pm Thurs-Saturday
7pm Sundays

The Asian American Theater Company is proud to present Toa Fraser's award-winning play, BARE, at New Langton Arts for its North American premiere from October 20 to November 18.

Critically acclaimed actress Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors, A.I.) takes the director's seat to bring us BARE, a hilarious and heartbreaking look at the underbelly of America. Through the eyes of a hard-bodied gym babe, a ruthless TV producer, a frazzled academic, a philosophical meter maid, a Lexus-driving divorcee and Shakespeare-obsessed old man, among others, we see the fierce desires and absurd realities of life in the city.

Rena Owen has appeared in over 15 movies, 16 television shows and 18 plays, winning countless awards, including Best Actress in the Independent Spirit Awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Once Were Warriors. Born in New Zealand, the Maori actress has worked extensively to promote Maori theater television, and film. Ms. Owen has just completed her second American film, An All American Girl and has just finished
shooting for her role in George Lucas' Star Wars, Episode II, which will screen in 2002.

Lodestone (LA)
Terminus Americana
by Matt Pelfrey
October 27 to November 13, 2001

From the mind of one of America's edgiest playwrights, Lodestone presents the world premiere of Matt Pelfrey's play, Terminus Americana. Question: What if you were the sole survivor of an office shooting...What would you do? What if you found out that the life that you were leading was all a lie...What would you do? What if you found out that your son had gills? What CAN you do?! Starting October 27th at ELAC, you can journey with Mac Winchell (played by veteran actor Dennis Dun) to discover all the dark and hidden secrets of your SELF and the America which you think is your home. TERMINUS AMERICANA...Wake up from the American Dream!

NWAAT (Seattle)
China Doll
by Elizabeth Wong
November 2 to November 18, 2001

The rich story of forgotten Asian American film star Anna May Wong.

Inspired by the passionate and ambitious Anna May Wong, America's first Chinese American film actress, CHINA DOLL spans four decades of Anna May's career from the days of silent film through the Great Depression and World War II to Flower Drum Song. Playwright Elizabeth Wong re-imagines the mysterious life of this exuberant and ultimately tragic artist who was a legend in her own time sharing the screen with the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Douglas Fairbanks. CHINA DOLL is the winner of Kennedy Center/ACTF Mark Cohen award.

CHINA DOLL features: Kenneth Chin, Heidi Darchuk, Mark Fullerton, Philip J. Giesy, Shirley Oliver, Seema Sueko**, Seanjohn Walsh, and Brandon Whitehead.

**Member of AEA

SIS Productions (Seattle)
Sex in Seattle: Episode 3 The Colors of Love
November 2-17, 2001

SIS Productions is excited to present the premiere of Sex in Seattle, Episode Three: The Colors of Love. Episode Three runs November 2 to 17, 2001 playing Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and 10:30pm. All performances will be at the Bathhouse Theatre located at 7312 West Greenlake Drive North. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for students / seniors / actors. Group rates are also available. Please call (206) 323-9443 or email sexinseattle@excite.com for reservations and information or see our website at www.sexinseattle.org. Advance tickets may be purchased at Ticket Window ~ call (206) 325-6500 or go to their website at www.ticketwindowonline.com for more information.

Sex in Seattle, the increasingly popular episodic theatre series, centers around the lives and loves of four unforgettable Seattle women. Tess, Shari, Elizabeth, and Jenna are four modern Asian American women. One fateful night finds each of their lives spiraling in new directions as they begin to discover the various colors of love, while confronting issues of identity and interracial relationships.

Sex in Seattle is an innovative episodic theatre show about sex, women, men, and everything in between! Witty and clever, Sex in Seattle continues to play to sold-out houses. Each new episode brings a fresh and uninhibited perspective to a topic that is often not addressed or portrayed in the vast majority Asian American plays

Theatre Mu (Minneapolis)
Song for a Nisei Fisherman
by Philip Kan Gotanda
November 2 to November 18

Highways Performance Space (LA)
Treasure in the House
November, 2001

The 9th Annual Asian Pacific American Performance & Visual Art Festival
Co-Curated by Dan Kwong and Traci Kato-Kiriyama

Thurs - Saturday   Nov. 1-3
Made In Taiwan

Sex, adultery, noodles, and biting are all topics in Krusiec's dynamic solo performance: the poignant, darkly funny journey of a mother and daughter too tightly bound and coming undone. Krusiec (HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man"; "Titus") deftly portrays a daughter torn between family devotion and her burning desire for freedom; and a wildly outrageous, domineering mother determined to arm her child with finely- honed survival skills against Men and the World.

Thursday Nov. 1   Festival Opening Night
Benefit for Highways and Treasure in the House
$30.  Includes Post-show Reception with the Artist

Friday and Saturday shows are $15

  Paintings by SANDRA LOW
  Corporate media and its mutally masturbatory relationship with the viewer.

Sunday  November 4

zero 3

with surprise Special Guests

This groundbreaking poetry/performance group takes their work to a new musical level in a special Treasure in the House show. Testing the balance between words, rhythm and community, zero 3 invites you to come play in the prose and poetic license of their latest creation. $12

Friday & Saturday - November 9, 10
Solo works by local South Asian artists

PARIJAT DESAI - excerpt from "The Wall"
Based on a folktale as told by scholar/poet A.K. Ramanujan. The story of a woman who at first succumbs to the disrespect and despair she experiences on losing her husband, and who later rises above her trials.

MEERA SIMHAN - "The Family Legacy" (Friday only!)
A first generation East Indian immigrant mother struggles to come to terms with her daughter's non-traditional career choice.

BERNARD WHITE - "John In The Hill Country"
A dark and disturbing exploration of the themes of faith, waiting, and the reaction to "a calling". Questions, mystery and confusion.

SHYAMALA MOORTY - "At the Ballet" and "Like Mother, Like Daughter?"
with SANDRA CHATTERJEE.  Satirical ballet, classical Indian dance and shopping.


Sunday November 11
TAIKO EXPERIMENT in collaboration with E:TRINITY

TAIKO EXPERIMENT features four emerging artists: BRYAN YAMAMI, VIVIAN SEKI, CHARLES KELLOGG and ERIC CHANG, who batter the boundaries of taiko drumming as a performance medium, combining elements of theater and storytelling in their fresh new approach. Here they collaborate with L.A.-based electronica artist  E:TRINITY, who takes the Experiment to even funkier musical heights.


Friday November 16
Leave the kids at home because it&Mac226;s time to get the performance art schooling of your life! These three edgy performance artists will perform new and improved solo works as well as a brand new group collaboration.

Masculenemy/Masculine-in-Me (or Mask Yr Enemy) (excerpt)

Miss Chinatown 2nd Runner-up, and Other Reconstructions


"A Piece for Peace"


Saturday  November 17
Come witnesss one of the hottest spoken-word groups in the country! Emily Chang, Anida Yoeu Esguerra, Marlon Esguerra and Dennis Kim burst onto Chicago's poetry scene in 1998 and have been touring nationwide ever since, leaving scorched stages from coast to coast. Watch the crew tear through songs and poems that come from and speak to the heart of an unexplored generation -- the urban Asian American youth.


Sunday  November 18
Mixing elements of live rock with fierce spoken word and turntablism, new project of Glenn Suravech features members from rock band Visiting Violette and the Fakshuns hip hop crew for an explosive rock/hip-hop event.


Fri-Sun  November 23 - 25
Three Lives

Luu's bold and vulnerable performance details the artist's harrowing escape from Saigon to the U.S. and the sometimes comical, sometimes brutal price of assimilation. Through the characters of Grandfather, Father, and Luu himself, we see the myriad effects of coming to America as well as a glimpse into these men&Mac226;s complex, poignant, and ultimately triumphant lives.


Made possible in part by the City of Santa Monica Community Arts Grant Program,
a project of the Santa Monica Arts Commission.

Mellow Yellow (NYC)
November 10, 2001

Mellow Yellow is proud to announce that they will be performing on Saturday, November 10 at the Bomb Shelter (68 Jay Street, Studio 511 by the York Street F train station). Additional information on this will be posted on the MY website - http://members.aol.com/mellowyelloworg/

Mellow Yellow is an Asian American theater group based in New York City that performs improvisational comedy as well as traditional theatre. John Fukuda, Paul H. Juhn, C.S. Lee, Philippe Cu Leong, Andy Pang, and Andy Biscontini made up this six-member troupe.

A reading of
written by Nic Cha Kim
directed by Joel Tan
November 12, 2001

logline - Lang thinks his wife is gay. Mary thinks her husband cheats. Mary's best friend thinks Lang is handsome. Lang's shrink thinks they're all crazy. It's typically bad timing to quit smoking when your marriage is failing. Don't worry, we can help you.

Asian American Theater Company (SF)
A Lecture-Demonstration by Krishnadas Menon, Kalaripayyat master
On Tuesday, November 13th
7pm - 8:30pm
@ New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom Street (between 8th & 9th streets)
Tickets $15

(Kalaripayyat, an ancient martial art from Kerala in India, is considered the origin of martial arts of the East.)
Info & Reservations:

Asian American Theater Company is honored to host a
lecture-demonstration by K. P. Krishnadas Menon, an extraordinary
Kalaripayyat martial artist/performer from India. Krishnadas will
demonstrate martial arts techniques as well as how these techniques
can be used in contemporary actor training to create a highly
physical, stylized style of performance and striking imagery. In
addition to being a Kalaripayyat master, Krishnadas is a core
actor in Ankanam, an experimental theater company
based in Guruvayur, Kerala. Ankanam's work synthesizes Western
theater influences such as Grotowski, Barba and Meyerhold with the
traditional performing arts of Kerala such as Kalaripayyat,
Kathakali and Kudiyattam.

This event will be of interest to actors, dancers, martial artists,
yoga practitioners, holistic health practitioners, theater-scholars/ enthusiasts and art-lovers.

You are invited to a reception with Krishnadas after the lecture.

For more information about Krishnadas go to www.keralakendram.org and look under "Upcoming Events."

East West Players (LA)
New Plays for a Bold New World
The Fall 2001 David Henry Hwang Writers Institute Reading Series
November 13 to , 2001

November 13th, Tuesday 7:30 pm
Written by Erin Quill
Directed by Dan Green
An indictment of Broadway? Never! It's a play about musicals and the people who do them-it's funny, it's sarcastic-it's an Amy Tan swallowing your bitterness because she enjoys being a girl! type of experience.

November 14th, Wednesday 7:30 pm
Written by Sunshine Pearl Lampitoc
Directed by Ogie Zulueta
Life is a simple, biological fact. For Tara, newly appointed sexpert, it's the lies you build around your life that keep it interesting.

Written by Rodney Hom
Directed by Darrell Kunitomi
A mysterious letter sends Dennis and Paul on a discovery of their lives, loves and destiny. Do they dare to look back?

November 15th, Thursday 7:30 pm
Written by Tim Toyama
Directed by Tom Donaldson
In an internment camp, a young man's independence is gained at great cost.

Written by Vivian Keh
Directed by Anne Etue
A warrior woman. A comfort woman. A modern woman. Three women tied by
Karma, navigating through the turbulent seas of...Samsara

November 18th, Sunday 6 pm
Written by J. Lee
Directed by M. Brown
"Welcome to L.A! Now go home." For Canadian Annie Woo, it's hard to leave a place with "spicy kimchi" like Josh and "green tea and ham" like Mason. Should she stay or should she go?

Written by Anh Lottman
Directed by Alberto Isaac
A Vietnamese-American family battles to vanquish the vampiric shadows from their past.

Written by Nic Cha Kim
Directed by Kipp Shiotani
It's usually bad timing to quit smoking when your marriage is failing. Don't worry-we can help you.

November 19th, Monday 7:30 pm
Written by Isaac Ho
Directed by Robert Covarrubias
Ode to Laughter, Ode to Pain! When comedians go bad…

Written by Sophia Chang
Directed by Susan Rubin
Three Asians and a White dude on a bed. See what it takes to be Fabu, and why there can be only one Princess Diva. Bring your own dildo!

November 20th, Tuesday 7:30 pm
Written by Gary Kuwahara
Directed by Ogie Zulueta
Mediocrity with pride? A tale of revenge on the "Peter Principle." Rising to the level of incompetence and other things that float.

Written by Angela Kang
Directed by Glen Chin
Tales of transformation adapted from favorite traditional Korean folktales such as Sister Sun, Brother Moon; The Woodcutter and the Heavenly Maiden; The Blind Man's Daughter; and others.

The readings are free. (though a $5 donation will help us pay for the lights!) No reservations necessary.

EWP's David Henry Hwang Writers Institute Reading Series and Literary Programs are made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Irvine Foundation, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

All Readings will be at:
East West Players' David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sweet Karma
by Henry Ong
November 15 and 18, 2001

It's a rare marriage of art and commerce. Playwright Henry Ong's latest play, Sweet Karma, will be held in the Jaguar Showroom of Galpin Ford, 15600 Roscoe Boulevard for two special performances on Thursday, November 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. Sweet Karma is the story of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, the Cambodian Oscar-winning actor of The Killing Fields, who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia, only to be murdered in Los Angeles in 1996.

Ong, author of Madame Mao's Memories, was awarded his fourth City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department grant (2000-2001) to write a play based on the life and death of Dr. Ngor and to produce two performances. Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited seating, those who want to attend must RSVP to (818) 634-8464.

"I am grateful to Cultural Affairs for giving me the means to write the story of a local hero, and focus on the Cambodian community this time," said Ong, whose previous work Fabric, also a Cultural Affair grant project, dealt with the Thai garment workers slavery case. Fabric was produced by Singapore Repertory Theatre at the Singapore Arts Festival in 1999 and by Nomad Theatre in Surrey, England the following year.

Ong's six-hour stage adaptation of the Chinese classic Dream of the Red Chamber, commissioned by the Library Foundation of the Los Angeles, was staged last month in Singapore by Action Theatre.

Ong also wrote and directed People Like Me, which was produced at Playwrights' Arena and won him a DramaLogue award for excellence in writing. Other works include: Odd Birds, a musical written in collaboration with composer Dick Hamilton; Lady White Snake and Other Asian Folk Tales; Dim Sum and then Some (a collection of play shorts); and several one-acts, including Voices of Hiroshima, The Letters of Wei Jingsheng and Rape of Nanking. Ong is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.

2g productions (NYC)
The 1st Annual
featuring the XO Excellence Awards
November 16, 2001

Join Hosts Lisa Ling and David Henry Hwang and

Celebrated XO Excellence Award Recipients:

Oscar Winning Composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Golden Globe Nominated Director Shekhar Kapur
(Elizabeth and Andrew Lloyd Weber's upcoming The Phantom of the Opera)

Platinum Sony recording artist Coco Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

at New York's Alice Tully Hall,
Friday, November 16, 2001, 8 p.m.

Conceived by Welly Yang and Directed by Brian R. Yorkey

Honoring Asian American contributions to excellence in the arts, the Concert of Excellence will feature electrifying performances by Second Generation's acclaimed Broadway singers and dancers, including original leading performers from Miss Saigon, Cats, Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera:

  • Joan Almedilla (Les Miserables, Best of the Apollo), Dev Janki (Cats, King and I)
  • David Lai (Conductor, The Phantom of the Opera),
  • Darren Lee (Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate),
  • Michael K. Lee (Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon)
  • Deedee Lynn Magno (Mickey Mouse Club, Miss Saigon)
  • Herman Sebek (Cats,West Side Story, Song and Dance)
  • Hazel Anne Raymundo (Miss Saigon)
  • Tyley Ross (Tommy)
  • Alex Lee Tano (Mulan, Miss Saigon)
  • Welly Yang (Miss Saigon, Metro Channel, Law and Order SVU)
  • and Woody Pak, Hoon Lee, Tom Kitt, Johann Camat, Clifton Hall, Timothy Ford Murphy, Juan Pineda, and others.

Seating $250 - VIP Tickets (includes post-performance reception at Josephine, 1900 Broadway, with honorees and artists) $125 - preferred seating, $75 - general admission, $35 - students and artists

To order tickets, please call Centercharge at (212) 721-6500 or visit www.lincolncenter.org. For additional information, please visit www.2g.org

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Second Generation as well as the 9-11 Relief Fund for New York Firefighters.

Black-tie optional.

Second Generation is a world-class non-profit theatrical production company that has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of audience members around the world and recognized with awards from CBS Television, the National Arts Club, and A. Magazine, among others. The company’s landmark musical Making Tracks (album available on Sony Music) continues to play all across North America and Asia, and the company’s upcoming musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s award-winning film The Wedding Banquet will world premiere in 2002.

Pork Filled Players
Seattle Sketchfest 2001
Thursday, November 29, 9 pm

New material, PLUS a sneak preview of their new show, Crouching Elves, Hidden Packages (the musical). For more details, see the Sketchfest website.

Mark Taper Forum (LA)
Flower Drum Song
new book by David Henry Hwang
music by Rodgers & Hammerstein
October 14 to December 2 ----extended to January 2002

See reviews.

Also Seattle Times Review

Kuma Kahua (Hawaii)
Olo Ka Lau
by Kimo Armitage
November 8 to December 9, 2001

The story of two Hawaiian brothers, one with an illness with no known cure. Their dilemma is whether to believe in the old ways -- chants and healing rituals -- or the new methods practiced at high-tech hospitals and through over-the-counter drug prescriptions.

*** BABAisms ***
An evening of three short plays
exploring the facts, fictions, fortunes
and fates of four fathers
November to December 15, 2001

Wake Up Mr. Biswas, Your Sons Are Talking
A completing story of the incomplete relationships
between four sons and their father,
after his death, over scotch
written by Sourabh Chatterjee
directed by Anuvab Pal
Sourabh Chatterjee*, Sanjiv Jhaveri*, David Sajadi* and Debargo Sanyal

A surreal meeting between a father and a daughter,
with fishing hooks and ice cream,
somewhere between here and heaven
written and directed by Sourabh Chatterjee
Edward Hajj* and Gita Reddy

Out of Fashion
A colonial tale of the accidental altercations
of suit-makers, monarchs, patriots and fathers
written by Anuvab Pal
directed by Sourabh Chatterjee
Andy Brown, Sanjiv Jhaveri*, Boris Kievski and David Sajadi*

*Actors appear courtesy of AEA

Nov. 29 - Dec. 15, 2001 (Thursday thru Saturday) @ 7pm
Admission: $15.00
Reservations: 212.501.4751

manhattan theatre source
177 MacDougal Street
(NW corner of Washington Square Park - betw. 8th St./Waverly)
subways: A,C,E,F,S to West 4th

group sales/more info: calcson@yahoo.com

ASIA (Washington, DC)
Written by Prince Gomolvilas
Directed by Stan Kang
At the Theatre on the Run in Arlington, VA
November 29 - December 21, 2001

Pork Filled Players (Seattle)
Crouching Elves, Hidden Packages (the musical)
December 7 to 23, 2001

Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA

Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 pm
Sundays at 7 pm
Info at oink@porkfilled.com

Elves run amok on-stage in song, dance and comedy in Crouching Elves, Hidden Packages (the musical), the new show by the Pork Filled Players (PFP), now running December 7 to 23 at the Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S., in Seattle’s International District). See news story.

Madcap Players' Winter Carnival of New Works
Black Box Theater
at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE DC
(2 blocks south of Eastern Market metro)

two nights only -- Thurs., Dec. 6 and Fri., Dec. 7, 2001
7:30 p.m.
by Daniel Louie
directed by Christopher Snipe

by Daniel Louie
directed by Scott Stanley

+++ these and five other short plays
+++ all next week
+++ all on the Hill
+++ all for the low low price of $10

directions: http://www.chaw.org/contact.htm
* * * reservations highly recommended: (202) 547-6839 * * *

Japanese American National Museum (LA)
Jive Bomber Christmas
December 6 to 16, 2001

GENseng (NY)
China Doll
Elizabeth Wong
December 7, 2001

GENseng, Geneseo's Asian American Play Reading Series, will present a reading of Elizabeth Wong's one-act version of CHINA DOLL on Friday, December 7 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on the State University of New York at Geneseo Campus. Admission is FREE. Contact Randy Barbara Kaplan at kaplanr@geneseo.edu

Theater Mu (Minneapolis)
Spirit Drums
December 7 to December 16, 2001

More taiko from Theatre Mu.

Asian American Theater Company (SF)
a staged-reading of
On a Muggy Night in Mumbai
Written by Mahesh Dattani
Directed by Vidhu Singh

On December 16, 6pm
@ Japanese Cultural & Community Center
1840 Sutter Street (@Webster)
San Francisco, CA 94115.

Asian American Theater Company presents a witty and provocative play,"On a Muggy Night in Mumbai," by India's leading playwright, Mahesh Dattani.

Dattani, India's first playwright writing in English to be awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award, writes about the English-speaking middle-class and addresses critical issues such as class, gender, sexuality and communalism.

On a Muggy Night in Mumbai pertains to the gay community as well as Indian society as a whole because it touches deeply-embedded societal expectations and prejudices that keep individuals from leading fully authentic lives. It presents the themes of love and betrayal through a dramatic range of characters who are gay, bisexual and straight.

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