Hey New Yorkers!
My best friend's theatre company, Spookfish Theatre, is debuting a new original play in NYC next week.
"Wabi Sabi, Not Wasabi!" will be playing from August 28th-September 4th at Theater for the New City.
The information for it is as follows:
Wabi Sabi! Not Wasabi.
Written by Ming Peiffer
Developed with and Directed by Kat Yen
Feeling like outsiders since childhood, best friends Hailey Chen and Lillian Chin have been planning their escape from their hometown in whitewashed suburbia to pursue lives of fame and fortune in the giant melting pot of New York City. But their plans for "living the high life" quickly disintegrate when their dream loft in Soho turns out to be a one bedroom in Flushing, and Lillian's native Chinese cousin unexpectedly tags along. As the girls attempt to fulfill their juvenile plans for success, their own differences become evident as they are forced to confront the dysphoria attached to their ethnic roots and explore their own prejudices concerning sexuality, self-identity, and issues of race and society as first generation Asian-Americans.
Starring Janice Amano, Natsuko Aoike, Alton Alburo, Rachel Lin, Steve Lin, Tony Mui, and Ming Peiffer
Lighting Design by Austin Smith
Costume, Set and Sound Design by Spookfish Theatre
Production Manager/TD Becky Sagen
Saturday, August 28th at 8:30pm
Sunday, August 29th at 2:00pm
Thursday, September 2nd at 9:00pm
Friday, September 3rd at 9:00pm
Saturday, September 4th at 7:00pm
Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003-2906
Get Tickets at our website www.spookfishtheatre.org
or go to https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/85
Ticket Price: $12
Asian-American presence in the performance arts is still severely lacking-- from writers to actors, so I do think it's important to support work like this.
But most importantly: just support the arts in general!
I myself will probably be attending on Friday, September 3rd-- hope to see you there!