‘Christmas in Hanoi’ to Premiere at EWP

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East West Players will present the world premiere of Eddie Borey’s “Christmas in Hanoi,” directed by Jeff Liu, from Feb. 7 to March 10.

A mixed-race family returns to Vietnam for the first time since the war. One year after the death of their strong-willed mother, siblings Winnie and Lou travel with their Irish Catholic father and Vietnamese grandfather to reconnect with their roots. Whether they embrace that past or reject it, they are haunted by their own family’s ghosts and by the phantoms of Vietnam’s long history.

“Christmas in Hanoi” is the winner of the East West Players Face of the Future Playwriting Competition.

The cast: Joseph Daugherty, Elyse Dinh, Michael Krawic, Elizabeth Liang, and Long Nguyen.

Presented in association with Multiracial Americans of Southern California and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association.

Preview performances: Thursday, Feb. 7 – Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m.

Opening night: Wednesday, Feb. 13. $60 all seats. Includes pre-show hosted bar and post-show reception with cast and crew.

Performance run:

Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. (balcony $26/orchestra $31)

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (balcony $31/orchestra $36)

Sunday at 2 p.m. (balcony $31/orchestra $36)

$4 per ticket handling fee on all regular ticket purchases.

Student and senior discounts: $5 off regular ticket price.

Special group rates available for 10 or more. Call Alison De La Cruz at (213) 625-7000, ext. 20 for details.

Pay-what-you-can performance: Thursday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m.

“Hanoi in Little Tokyo” on Saturday, Feb. 16 and March 2, starting at 6 p.m. Special pre-show dinner series with Good Girl Dinette Restaurant. Dinner and show tickets are sold separately.

Post-show discussion with the artists:  Sunday, Feb. 24

Community Night: Wednesday, Feb. 20

Wine Down Fridays: Complimentary glasses of red or white wine before the show during the regular performance run (must be 21+ years of age).

For more information, visit www.eastwestplayers.org.

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