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Po Mama's Chinese cuisine evokes the joy of cooking and her son, Richie Po has the palette to prove it. When Po Mama dies and passes her secrets on to him, he reunites with Gloria B, a "Soul Food" chef in the making. Together, they use Po Mama's TV cooking tapes to discover a deeper understanding of food, culture and the recipe for friendship.
East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, continues its 44th season, themed Art Is
..., with the west coast premiere of PO BOY TANGO, by Kenneth Lin. This production will be directed by the artistic director of The Chance Theater in Orange County, Oanh Nguyen. It will bring back to the EWP stage two of EWP's veteran actors, Jeanne Sakata and Dennis Dun and introduce African American actress Cece Antoinette.
"With our season's theme of Art Is
... we want our audiences to be able to find the artistic value in everyday life," says Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang. "There is so much artistry in cooking that can be witnessed on numerous television shows on the Food Network like Ace of Cakes, Iron Chef and Unwrapped. Martha Stewart is a prime example of discovering the art in food. However, food doesn't just feed our stomachs, the art of cooking brings people together like a list of ingredients creating an intensely rich stew of relationships. The power of cooking used in this production helps the characters overcome so many challenges, and in the end, feeds our soul. It will truly give you insight the next time you prepare a meal."
Tickets can be picked up at the Box Office Will Call 1 hour before showtime. The play includes live cooking and food aromas. The theater is wheelchair accessible in the orchestra section only. Please contact us to make arrangements. Assisted listening devices are also available at the theater.
East West Players
David H. Hwang Theater
120 North Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012