Birth of a nAsian: Comedy Music Duo Slanty Eyed Mama Confronts Stereotypes
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The last date listed for Birth of a nAsian was Sunday November 8, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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The picture-perfect facade of '50s-era family life is torn away in Far From Heaven, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated romantic melodrama from director Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Mildred Pierce). While managing a household that would show-up the Cleavers in its neatness and apparent civility, a Connecticut housewife discovers her husband's secret ... only to seek comfort in a forbidden relationship of her own. Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and the creators of the musical Grey Gardens collaborated on this romantic musical that evokes Haynes' original inspiration: the lush, Technicolor brilliance of the films of Douglas Sirk. Now, for its Boston premiere, Scott Edmiston directs a smart and sophisticated production at the SpeakEasy Stage. Learn More
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“A killer combination of words, music, and noise.” —Anchorage Daily News
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With a soundscape of electric violin played by Lyris Hung and words and flow by Kate Rigg, the Mamas penetrate stereotypes of Asian American identity and emerge rocking your world and loving you long time. Part character comedy, part standup, all music, Slanty Eyed Mama will let you in on the urban nuyorasian experience.
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