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Our Perspective Presents: Horror and Comedy Play Readings

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Goodman Theatre

170 North Dearborn Street

Baskes Rotunda, 2nd floor

Chicago, IL 60601

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Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings present readings about the horrors and comedies of humanity.

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The danger of Korean beauty products, the fear of assimilation, and fighting kung fu zombies to return Home are just some of the horror and comedy themes explored through the Asian American lens at the last Our Perspective play reading of 2019.

RSVP for your free tickets now before this reading fills to capacity. General admission seating. Read more about the highly successful Our Perspective play reading series here.

"K Beauty or You Have to Take Care Of It" by Preston Choi . Directed by Jonald Reyes

The perfect Korean skincare routine is out there... waiting for you... You Have To Take Care Of It.

"The F*ck House” by Susan H. Pak. Directed by Daniella Wheelhouse

A Korean American teen and her best friend navigate the terrors of the midwestern suburbs. Now entering junior high, all Mo wants to be is “normal,” and assimilate into invisibility. Unfortunately, this will alienate her best friend, who only wants to be “special.” Will their friendship survive?

"Kung Fu Zombies vs Cannibals" by Saymoukda Vongsay. Directed by Marie Tredway

Sometime in the future civilization has become littered with zombies and cannibals. Two Laotian women from opposite ends of the world are brought together by a mysterious orphan. Their journey, framed under the Five Buddhist tenets, is told through an amalgamation of severed heads, forced kisses, human steaks, and a chorus of gangster Buddhist monks.

Cast: Zhanna Albertini, Christina Chang, Stephanie Fongheiser, Dana Mace, Dwight Sora, Preston Tate Jr., Harmony Zhang

"Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a staged play reading series intended to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest Asian Pacific American playwrights, directors, and actors. These are script-in-hand concert readings where actors read plays written and directed by Asian Pacific Americans at Chicago’s top theaters. Presented by Asian Improv Arts Midwest’s AA Arts Incubator, “Our Perspective” is the first ever Asian American play reading series in the Midwest. These history making events are long overdue.

PARKING INFO

Parking can be pre-purchased online through InterPark for a discounted rate:

Government Center Self Park (Clark & Lake) - $18

Theatre District Self Park (Dearborn & Lake) - $30

Book online at www.iparkit.com/goodman.

All passes must be purchased at least 1 hour prior to the event.

Patrons may also collect a chaser ticket at the theatre for a higher (still discounted) rate of $23 at the Government Center and $36 at the Theatre District Self Park.

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