I Miss NY

And I was reminded why last night when I went to see some damn good theater by a New York-heavy roster of One Acts here in LA! If you live in Los Angeles, you should definitely go check out The Thumping Claw’s 2008 show. There are four one acts (and though a bit uneven in quality) overall, the show is well worth the money — and even better, proceeds from the show go towards The Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled.

I was particularly fond of Michael Golamco‘s “Please Stand By” which featured a really powerful performance by Vivian Bang. I also really enjoyed the always funny and poignant Lloyd Suh whose piece “Happy Birthday William Abernathy” is easily on par with Edward Albee’s “Zoo Story.” Go get some culture!

THE THUMPING CLAW 2008

ONLY 3 WEEKS LEFT!

Thursdays – Saturdays @ 8pm May 23rd – June 21st

The Actor’s Playpen
1514 N Gardner St
Los Angeles, CA 90046

STREET PARKING ONLY! (Please allocate time for parking)

Tickets: $22 at the Door, $18 Online at Brown Paper Tickets.com http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/34812 or call 1-800-838-3006(Discount Groups, Senior and Student tickets available by emailing thumpingclaw@gmail.com)

RETURN OF THE THUMPING CLAW ONE-ACTS SERIES AT THE ACTOR’S PLAYPEN

Four original one-acts written by acclaimed and
emerging Asian American playwrights.  The show will run at the Actor’s
Playpen in Hollywood from May 23rd (Preview Night May 22nd) to June
21st.

Featured Plays:

“Post It” By Julia Cho, Directed by Leslie Ishii
Cast: Tess Lina, Paul Nakauchi

“Happy Birthday William Abernathy” by Lloyd Suh, Directed by David J. Lee
Cast: Weston Blakesley, Greg Watanabe

“Please Stand By” by Michael Golamco, Directed by Heidi Helen Davis
Cast: Vivian Bang, Monica Hong, Bernadette Bonfiglio

“Dissipating Heat” by Carla Ching
Cast: Karen Huie, Miley Yamamoto, Baldeep Singh

Produced by Neil Sehgal, David J. Lee, Andrea Apuy & Ewan Chung
Designers & Crew: Thea Ivens, Luis Delgado, Junko Goda, Howard Ho & Marcy Hiratzka 

A portion of this year’s ticket sales will go towards the Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (www.cpad.org),
a non-profit organization dedicated to help individuals with special
needs such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, and their
families. 

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