Non-Traditional Roles & Asian-American Actors

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Members of the East West Players joined us live to discuss non-traditional roles for Asian-American actors. As the nation’s premier Asian American theater organization, East West Players produces artistic works and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences.

“Steel Magnolias” is a classic comedy-drama play that later became a popular film about the bond among a group of Southern women. The action centers on Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there. “There are plum roles in this play which can be played by actresses of any background,” says Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director of East West Players. “Additionally, a little-known fact to the mainstream is that there are sizable Asian American populations in the South, including Houston, Dallas, Jacksonville, Orlando, Virginia Beach, and throughout the gulf region.”

Regular tickets range from $36-$46. Student and Senior discounts available. Dates, prices and details are subject to change.

For show times and tickets, call (213) 625-7000 or go to the East West Players website.

Now Playing through October 6th

Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 2 PM (matinee) at East West Players

120 Judge John Aiso Street
Little Tokyo, Downtown LA

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