BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3671@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120504T000000Z DTEND:20120526T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Fridays and Saturdays &nbsp\;\n May 4-26\, 2012 *&nbsp\ ;8PM\n <a href="http://stage773.com/" target="_blank">Stage 773</a> &nbsp\ ;*&nbsp\;1225 W Belmont *&nbsp\;Chicago\, IL\n $15 General Admission * $13 Student\, Industry\, Groups of 10 or More * Purchase tickets&nbsp\;<a hre f="http://www.stage773.com/Tickets" target="_blank"><span style="color: #9 90000\;">here </a> .</strong> \n Show your My Asian Mom ticket for 10% of f your entire bill before or after the show at&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.u kaichicago.com/#location" target="_blank">Ukai Japanese Restaurant</a> !\n \nIn celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month and\, of course\ , Mother&rsquo\;s Day\, A-Squared Theatre Workshop\, Chicago&rsquo\;s only pan-Asian&nbsp\;dramatic theater company presents&nbsp\;<strong>My Asian Mom</strong> \, an evening of eight 10 minute one-act plays.&nbsp\;<strong >My Asian&nbsp\;Mom</strong> &nbsp\;is directed by Joe Yau and assistant d irected by Jin Kim.\n\nPerformances will be held Fridays and Saturdays\, M ay 4-26\, 2012 at 8PM at Stage 773\, 1225 W Belmont\, Chicago\, IL. Ticket s are $15 general admission\, $13 for students\, industry professionals an d groups of 10 or more\, and can be purchased by calling 773.327.5252 or v isiting&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.stage773.com/" target="_blank"><span sty le="color: #990000\;">www.stage773.com </a> .\n\nWith the Confucian comma nd to honor and obey elders in their upbringing\, it is often culturally t aboo for Asians to divulge public emotion and opinion about their mothers. As artists\, the mostly Asian American cast members and writers of&nbsp\; <strong><span style="color: #000000\;">My Asian Mom </strong> &nbsp\;are compelled to express their truths about their families and mothers.\n\nWhe n A-Squared Theatre Workshop founding member\,&nbsp\;<span style="color: # 000000\;">Mia Park\,&nbsp\;conceived&nbsp\;<strong>My Asian Mom</strong> & nbsp\;in 2011\, she was surprised by the reactions from her community. Som e Asian actors felt threatened by the overwhelmingly complicated emotions they have towards their mothers. She was told\, &ldquo\;This is too close to home. I can&rsquo\;t do it.&rdquo\; From the other end of the spectrum\ , Asians who&rsquo\;ve never performed before wanted to be a part of the s how\, excited about the rare opportunity to share stories about their moms with an audience. Mia knew that&nbsp\;<strong>My Asian Mom</strong> &nbsp \;would provide a special forum for these eager and emotional voices to be heard.\n\nOf the eight acts\, three are about Korean moms\, three are abo ut Filipino moms\, and two are about Chinese mothers. Some of the works ar e devised by the performers\, some are excerpts from longer plays\, and so me were chosen from a nationwide call for submissions. The cast includes a n adoptee\, a hapa (person of half Asian descent)\, and performers from Bu rmese\, Korean\, Japanese\, Filipino\, Caucasian and Chinese backgrounds. This multi-ethnic collaboration of talents fully express the humorous\, to uching and aggravating experiences&nbsp\;they&rsquo\;ve had with their Asi an moms. Expect complex comedy\, poignant drama and total honesty from the collaborative efforts from Second City directors and instructors\, Mia Pa rk of &quot\;The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow&quot\; and Chic-A-Go-Go fame\, Dwight Sora (u/s&nbsp\;Steppenwolf)\, Helen Young (u/s Steppenwolf\ , Goodman) and other seasoned cast and crew. Read the bios and see photos http://www.a-stw.org/my-asian-mom.html SUMMARY:My Asian Mom a Play URL:/en/events/2012/05/04/my-asian-mom-a-play/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR