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Some Mysterious Skin...

IMG_1025 Last week I saw the first preview performance of Mysterious Skin at East West Players; the 'It' theater company you want to be a part of if you are an actor and Asian in Los Angeles.

I don't know what to say, or how to say what I want to say without sounding like I'm overtly gushing, but, honestly?

It is FANTASTIC! It is courageous, risk-taking, honest and exactly the kind of theater company I would love to be a part of...this is the kind of work I want to do!

I've been 'casing' the East West theater company for some time now. This was the first production of theirs that I've seen.

The acting and direction is impeccable. The set and technical effects are thoroughly impressive.

But even better, I had no idea what the play was about until that night.

My girlfriend and I were in for quite a treat...and a shock. I don't want to give anything away, but if you want a clue of what it's about, Mysterious Skin came out in 2004 as a film starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.

The East West theatrical production makes no apologies in its delivery of this complex, provocative story. It is brave, clear and humble at the same time.

I was just so proud to see such wonderful, committed, and daring performances of such an intimate nature being put out there.

My mind didn't wander for one second. And there are usually at least three other plays going on in my head at the same time. I jest.

Afterward, my girlfriend and I waited outside the stage door. We said our hellos to the other company members we knew and waited to congratulate the actors that came out.

It's tough, giving such vulnerable performances, especially after the first night. You gotta appreciate great work out there raising the bar for everyone. And I didn't want any of the actors to have an ounce of doubt after their first show.

Ah. I think I'm happy here. I'm living in such a wonderful loving home. I'm working a lot, auditioning, performing in readings, just signed up for another acting intensive, and hopefully soon I'll be apartment hunting again.

I feel balanced. Thank God.

Yours Truly -- Ann Hu

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lonnie Hughes

keep celebrating , there really isn't any difference from living....

Ruffy Landayan


Thank you very much for the kind words! And thank you for coming, I am really glad you enjoyed the show!



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