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11.23.2009

jude narita & friends: from the heart


Over the weekend I had a moment to meet Jude Narita, who is presenting a one-woman play, From the Heart, which celebrates the lives, and brings to life the dreams, of different Asian and Asian American women. The show runs over the next two weekends in Santa Monica, and performing before the play each night will be a different L.A. artist showcasing their work. Here are all the details:
Rise up from your left-over turkey sandwiches and come on down to see...

Jude Narita & Friends!!!

Celebrating Asian Americans and stompin' on stereotypes!!

Award-winning Jude Narita in her one-woman play "From the Heart" which celebrates the lives, and brings to life the dreams, of different Asian and Asian American women. From a Korean student to a Japanese American woman, a Cambodian woman to a Chinese American, Narita illuminates the universal humanity of us all.

Performing before the play each night will be wonderful L.A. artists whose work Jude loves.

"Narita's performance is lustrous, shining, radiant, and precious." The Georgia Straight, Vancouver

"...funny, sad, shocking, enlightening, empowering, heart-warming and vitally relevant to all of us . . . a consummate work of art and marvelously entertaining." The Honolulu Star-Bulletin

The wonderful artists joining Jude are:

Fri. Nov 27 - singer/musicians Dawen & Sue Jin
Sat. Nov 28 - performance artist D'Lo & singer/musician Sue Jin
Sun. Nov 29 matinee - D'Lo & Dawen
Thur. Dec 3 - performance artist Denise Uyehara & poet Elizabeth Iannaci.
Fri. Dec 4 - Denise Uyehara & poet Amy Uyematsu.
Sat. Dec. 5 - performance artist Dan Kwong & Elizabeth Iannaci.
Sun. Dec. 6 matinee - Dan Kwong & Elizabeth Iannaci.

Also filmmaker/actress Darling Narita will be screening SLAM BAM at the performances.

Evening performances are at 8 PM, Sunday matinees are at 3 PM

TICKETS:
**$10 ADVANCE SALES HAPPY TURKEY TICKETS TO NOV. 26!**
After Nov. 26 - $15 General; $12 Students & Seniors
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/88978 or call 1-800-838-3006

The Miles Playhouse is located at 1130 Lincoln blvd. Santa Monica 90403

Theater parking is at 808 Wilshire, 1/2 block South of the Miles, entrance to underground parking on Lincoln. For map and directions to theater and parking lot, please go to: www.milesplayhouse.org

Street Parking on Lincoln, on theater block. Please check signs.
If you're in the Los Angeles area, and looking to shake off that post-turkey daze with some Asian American empowerment theater, check out Jude's show. For more information about Jude Narita, visit her website here. To purchase some tickets, and learn more about the show, go to Brown Paper Tickets here.