SIS Productions presents the full West Coast Premiere of
Impenetrable by Mia McCullough
SIS Productions presents Impenetrable by Mia McCullough at West of Lenin located at 203 N 36th Street in Seattle's Fremont district. The play runs April 11 through May 3, 2014. Tickets are $16 for general admission, $12 for students/seniors/actors. Lower rates are available for those who buy tickets in advance or come as a group. Call (206) 323-9443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and information. Tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets ~ call 1-800-838-3006 or go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/589187.
Inspired by true events, Impenetrable, a play by Mia McCullough,
explores society's obsession with beauty in a deeply compelling and
funny way. In 2007, a billboard image of a gorgeous, bikini-clad young
woman appears superimposed with arrows pointing to "problem areas" that
a local spa can fix. Even an ideal woman, the ad proclaims, can benefit
from physical improvement. The community boycotts, but who is the
outrage against? The spa owner, for tapping into women's fears? Or an
entire society that values women for their looks more than their
personal achievements? This smart and revealing play delves into the
impossible expectations of female beauty, especially the ones women
(and men) place on themselves.
In 2012, Impenetrable was a finalist for
the Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play
Award, which recognizes the best scripts that premiered professionally
outside New York City.
Rated "PG" – appropriate for those ten years of age and older.
Impenetrable is written by Mia McCullough, directed by Charles Waxberg
and produced by Rachel Rene Araucto, Kathy Hsieh, Lisa Marie Nakamura,
Miko Premo & Roger Tang with support from Lorna Chin and Melissa
Featuring a multi-cultural cast: Erwin Galan, Kathy Hsieh, Sara
Javkhlan, Lisa Marie Nakamura, Shane Regan and Ruth Yeo-Peterman, plus
stage management by Rachel Rene Araucto.
SIS Productions is a production company that strives to create, develop
and produce quality works that involve Asian American women, their
themes, and Asian American issues. SIS Productions encourages
opportunities and support for Asian American women to be involved in
all aspects of the production of artistic endeavors.
plays have been produced in Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre Company,
Stage Left Theatre, and Chicago Dramatists; and around the country at
theatres such as Actors' Express in Atlanta, InterAct in Philadelphia,
The Old Globe and Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego, the
Victory Theatre in Los Angeles, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival.
Her break-through play Chagrin Falls garnered many awards including
the American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award, first prize in
the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition, and a Joseph Jefferson
Citation for New Work. Since Africa was commissioned by the Cincinnati
Shakespeare Festival and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn
Prize, and a nominee for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play.
Ms. McCullough is currently adjunct faculty at Northwestern University,
a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a member of the
SIS Productions is excited to announce some very special events that
will take place during the run of Impenetrable.
OPENING NIGHT GALA: Join the Impenetrable cast and crew for a gala
reception and opening night party after the 8pm show on Friday, April
11. Admission to the gala is free with an opening night ticket.
POST-PLAY DISCUSSIONs: Join us after every performance for a post-play
discussion with the cast.
Special thanks to 4Culture King County Lodging Tax for their support of this production.