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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 | 7PM
AT DAVID HENRY HWANG THEATER
120 JUDGE JOHN AISO ST., LOS ANGELES CA 90012

East West Players is a proud community partner for Velina Hasu Houston and Nathan Wang’s BROWN GIRL IN THE RING. A reading of the musical will take place here at EAST WEST PLAYERS.

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION
BROWN GIRL IN THE RING
Books and Lyrics By Velina Hasu Houston
Music By Nathan Wang
Directed by Michael Arabian

Produced by Giselle Gilbert
Production Stage Manager, Bernice Mendez
Graphic Design, Michele Thompson

Cast: Esperanza America, Tiffany-Marie Austin, Takayo Fischer, Ren Hanami, Maegan McConnell, Arthur L. Ross, Katy Tang

Community Partners: East West Player (Producing Partner), Pasadena Playhouse, California African American Museum

What happens when two worlds that differ in class and race clash, and a young woman is caught in the middle – in the ring – trying to figure out where she belongs?

Brown Girl in the Ring centers on the journey of Afro-Cuban Japanese Olivia Takahashi Fuentes in the aftermath of the sudden death of her parents, the closure of her high school in Kansas, and her unexpected and precipitous move to Los Angeles where she must contend with a Japanese relative she has never met before and an Afro-Latino low-income medical world where she chooses to volunteer.

The development of this project and this special presentation are supported by an Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences grant, University of Southern California.

This is a free event. Seating is first come, first served. Please RSVP to Ms. Gilbert at leartistegiselle@gmail.com.

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