Birth of a nAsian: Comedy Music Duo Slanty Eyed Mama Confronts Stereotypes
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- “A killer combination of words, music, and noise.” --Anchorage Daily News
- See a video of Kate Rigg at YouTube.
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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