Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, California 91101
Artists at Play presents their 2019 Spring Readings in partnership with the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
Admission to the readings is free and includes a post-show talkback.
Continuing their mission to present stories of underrepresented communities, Artists at Play will develop and showcase these new works to the Los Angeles theatre community. In the midst of a national discussion on the lack of diversity and representation, they are proud to present two new plays by playwrights of Asian descent featuring a diverse cast.
By Lina Patel
Directed by Sara Israel
Dramaturgy by Tiffany Moon
Featuring Melinna Bobadilla, Julia Cho, Christine Corpuz, Sunil Malhotra, Michael Martinez, Amy Weaver and Corey Wright
Four women extricate a friend from a bad relationship. Chaos ensues. A darkly comedic telenovela for the stage, Bonobos looks at female friendships and loyalty and wonders, why can’t two wrongs equal a right?
This is Not a True Story
By Preston Choi
Directed by Reena Dutt
Featuring Lisa Sanaye Dring, Rob Nagle, VyVy Nguyen and Jenny Soo
The heroine of Madame Butterfly completes her tragic suicide, only to wake up trapped in a never ending loop of her story. Then Miss Saigon is born thrusting another heroine into the deadly cycle, until a mysterious office woman throws the world out of balance. This Is Not A True Story unravels the history of Orientalist art, theatre, and the danger of fiction becoming reality.