asian women giving circle presents so the arrow flies

If you're in New York, you want to check this out... Asian Women Giving Circle, a group of Asian American women pooling their money to fund other Asian women in New York City who use the tools of art to further a social equity goal, presents So the Arrow Flies, a solo performance by Esther Chae happening January 27.

In its four years of raising resources and philanthropists, the Asian Women Giving Circle has raised and distributed $270,000 in New York City to thirty individual artists and community based organizations. Esther Chae received a grant from the AWGC in 2009. Here are some details about the show:
The Asian Women Giving Circle presents

SO THE ARROW FLIES, a solo performance by Esther Chae
A North Korean spy. A Korean-American FBI agent. Who will be taken down first?

Introduced by Jeannie Park

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce street, NYC
6:30 Doors Open with Cocktails
7:30 Show (performance approx. 1 hour 15 min.)
Reception immediately following show

SO THE ARROW FLIES is based on real events and is about double agent Catherine, a North Korean National Actor who is exiled to South Korea and FBI Agent Park who discovers and exposes Catherine's espionage scheme. The play also includes Catherine's 12 year old daughter Mina, and Agent Park's elderly mother Mrs. Park, who has survived the Korean war.

With only a turn on one chair, the actor plays all 4 roles to tell the stories of each individual. SO THE ARROW FLIES touches on the post-9/11 themes of political ideology, national identities, allegiance, torture, hubris and ultimately love for one’s family, and blazes the way for a dynamic new voice in solo performance.

This play was featured at the at the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conference, CUNY Martin Segal Theater Center, and NYU’s Tuesday Forum Series in 2009 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ars Nova Theater Festival (NY) and the World Women’s Forum (Seoul) in 2008.
To see a video trailer of So the Arrow Flies, go here. It looks like a really fascinating show, and it's all Esther. To purchase tickets for the event, and/or to make a donation to AWGC, go here. If you have questions, please call 646-300-6173 or email angie@asianwomengivingcircle.org. And to learn more about the work the Asian Women Giving Circle is doing and supporting, go to their website here

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