East West Players continues its 47th Anniversary season, themed Spirited Away, with the world premiere of CHRISTMAS IN HANOI, written by Eddie Borey and directed by Jeff Liu. The production features Joseph Daugherty (Brothers & Sisters, Young & The Restless, Days of Our Lives, Voices From Okinawa), Elyse Dinh (Spider-Man 2, Heartland), Michael Krawic (The X-Files, Bloodsport 4, Star Trek), Elizabeth Liang (The West Wing, Crimes of the Heart, The Clean House) and Long Nguyen (Seven Psychopaths, Journey From the Fall, CSI:NY).

“CHRISTMAS IN HANOI explores the multicultural and transnational experience through an Asian American perspective, with universal themes of family and the effects of war,” says EWP Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang. “We are very excited to bring Eddie’s story to the stage.”

CHRISTMAS IN HANOI is about a mixed-race family’s return 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, which focused on the exploration of the reality of a multicultural America from an Asian American perspective.

Eddie Borey grew up in a Vietnamese and Irish-American family. For the last five years, Borey has made his living as a screenwriter with his brother Chris as his writing partner, in the horror and science fiction genres. Solo, he has a horror story published on the podcast show Pseudopod, and is working on a series of horror stories set in Los Angeles.

In community partnership with Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC).

Pay-What-You-Can Performance Thursday, February 14th at 8 pm.
“Hanoi in Little Tokyo” Saturday, Feburary 16th and March 2nd beginning at 6pm. A special pre-show dinner series with Good Girl Dinette Restaurant, where American diner meets Vietnamese comfort food. Dinner and show ticket are sold separately.
Community Night Wednesday, February 20th.
The Post-Show Discussion Sunday, February 24th. A chat with the artists immediately following the show.

PURCHASE TICKETS AT https://eastwestplayers.secure.force.com/ticket

Preview Tickets:
Previews run from Thursday, February 7-Saturday, February 9 at 8pm, and Sunday, February 10 at 2pm.
$21 General Admission, $16 Students (with a valid ID)

Opening Night Ticket:
Opening Night will be accompanied by a pre-performance cocktail reception and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team.
$60 for all seats

Performance Run:
Wed-Thurs at 8pm Balcony $26/Orchestra $31
Fri-Sat at 8pm Balcony $31/Orchestra $36
Sun at 2pm 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 ten (10) or more. Call (213) 625-7000 x 20 for details.

*Dates and details are subject to change.