Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Washer/Dryer at EWP; Feb. 12 - Mar. 15


There are a lot of reasons I'm excited about directing this production of Washer/Dryer at East West Players. Yes, it's my directorial debut on East West Players' main stage. Yes, I'm joining the ranks of a theatre company that I've known, studied, and worked at administratively for more than half of my life. Yes, I have an incredibly talented team of actors, designers and production staff members. 

But what is really exciting about this play is, not only does it feature hilarious writing and a heartfelt struggle between loneliness and relationships, but it reflects the reality of what a diverse America looks like today. The central themes of these plays aren't about race, or sexuality. Yet, the play features characters that are written to reflect multiple races and sexual identities. There is no huge thematic reason these characters are the way they are. They just are. And that's how it should be. It broadens the audience to seeing a diverse group of people on the stage, and then hopefully more on television and in films.

Please check your schedules now and reserve the time (and your ticket) to see this hilarious new production!

East West Players presents

Washer/Dryer
by Nandita Shenoy
Directed by Peter J. Kuo

February 12 - March 15, 2015

Love. Lies. (Dirty) Laundry.

A newlywed's marriage is put to the test by her husband's intrusive mother-in-law, their New York co-op’s strict president, and--worst of them all--the her washer/dryer. Tempers and misunderstanding flare and mayhem ensues as the couple is forced to re-evaluate their relationship and decide whether all is fair in love and real estate. Washer/Dryer is a hilarious new farce that examines marriage in the modern day against the backdrop of New York City real estate.  

Featuring 
Ewan Chung, Karen Huie, Rachna Khatau, Nancy Stone and Corey Wright

Set Design - Arturo Betanzos and Sasha Monge
Costume Design - Sara Ryung Clement
Lighting Design - Rebecca Bonebrake
Sound Design - Howard Ho
Prop Master - Sasha Monge
Stage Manager - Michelle Gutierrez-Martina
Assistant Stage Manager - Brandon Cheung

Tickets and additional info at:
www.EastWestPlayers.org or 213.625.7000

Performances are at
David Henry Hwang Theater
at 120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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