Top L-R: EWP Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang, EWP Board of Directors Chair Lynn Arthurs, and First Place Winner Eddie Borey.
Bottom L-R: Honorable Mention Lina Patel, Third Place Winner Lauren Yee, and Second Place Winner Madhuri Shekar.

Today’s Fun Fact Friday highlights CHRISTMAS IN HANOI playwright Eddie Borey.

Eddie Borey’s CHRISTMAS IN HANOI won First Place in the 2012 “Face of the Future” playwriting competition held by East West Players, which explored the reality of multicultural America from an Asian American perspective.

Borey grew up in a Vietnamese and Irish-American family in Ohio then Massachusetts. For the last five years, Borey made his living as a screenwriter in the horror and science fiction genres, always with his brother Chris Borey as his writing partner. 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. This is Borey’s first mainstage production and World Premiere of CHRISTMAS IN HANOI .

CHRISTMAS IN HANOI is about a mixed-race family returning 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 re-connect 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.

In association with Multiracial Americans of Southern California and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association.

Previews begin next week with shows on Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 9 at 8pm and Sunday, February 10 at 2pm. Preview shows are only $21! Buy tickets!

For more information, visit www.eastwestplayers.org.