loft ensemble presents 100 days by weiko lin

If you want to catch some new theater happening in Los Angeles, check out The LOFT ensemble's 100 Days, a world premiere play by Weiko Lin. Directed by Brett Erickson, the play is about family, tradition, and relationships, and was inspired by the death of Weiko's own mother. It's playing now through March 20 at LOFT ensemble in the Little Tokyo Arts District.

Here are some more details about the show:
100 Days
A WORLD PREMIERE play by Weiko Lin | Opening February 2011

Produced by LOFT ensemble
Directed by Brett Erickson
Starring Joy Howard & Eric Martig

February 12 - March 20
Saturdays 8pm
Sundays 7pm

After his Buddhist mother passes away of cancer, a college circuit comedian on the road has 100 days to marry in order for his mother's spirit to transition in peace. Reluctant to fulfill this superstitious condition, the man awkwardly reunites with his estranged and married high school sweetheart. The death that reconnects these two as adults turns out to be their source of salvation.

100 DAYS is based on the Taiwanese tradition that if a parent passes away before his or her child is wed, the child has 100 days to get married in order to ensure that the parent's spirit transitions peacefully or risk a delay of 3 years. Inspired in part by the death of his own mother, this tradition set the kernel for what would eventually become Weiko Lin's newest stage work 100 DAYS.
The play stars Joy Howard and Eric Martig, who are described as "top notch talent." Weiko tells me that they're the two best theatrical actors he's seen in Los Angeles. High praise. For further information about 100 Days, and to purchase tickets, go to The LOFT ensemble website here.

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