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Joy Luck Club at the Sierra Madre Playhouse--SOLD OUT

Event Details

Sun, September 08, 2019
01:45PM - 05:00PM
Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre CA 91024
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Registration Period:
$36 per person (please register by August 15)
Rose Chan

Join fellow Stanford alumni and friends for this stage adaptation of Amy Tan's iconic novel, "The Joy Luck Club." The presentation of the play will be followed by a talkback with director Tim Dang and available members of the cast.

Based on the iconic novel by Amy Tan, this stage adaptation by Susan Kim tells the story of four Chinese-born American women and their complex relationships with their American-born daughters. The play moves from China in the early 20th Century to San Francisco from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the eight women struggle across a seemingly unpassable chasm of culture, generation and expectations to find strength and happiness. Broadway World declares, "Regardless of your own background, you'll appreciate the narratives of struggle, conflict, affection, love and bonding of the women of The Joy Luck Club."

Sierra Madre Playhouse's production is directed by veteran director Tim Dang. Mr. Dang is Producing Artistic Director Emeritus, of East West Players, guiding that group from 1993 through 2016 and making himself and his company among the most highly regarded in the Los Angeles theatrical community. He is the recipient of Ovation Awards for directing Pacific Overtures and for directing and producing Sweeney Todd. He received numerous awards for direction, production and performance from Backstage West and Drama-Logue.

The 99-seat Sierra Madre Playhouse carries on a theatrical heritage dating back to the days when Sierra Madre was just a tiny village, and residents of the town would present dramas in their homes, in the Town Hall, and in the Woman's Club.. Their mission is to foster an appreciation of live performance in people of all ages and backgrounds by illuminating the diversity of the American experience.

This event is being jointly sponsored by Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Association (SAPAAC), the Stanford Club of Pasadena, and Stanford Professional Women.

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