Pacific Arts Movement and Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company Present 18MMW This Weekend
For the first time, Pacific Arts Movement and Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company are joining forces to co-produce and co-present the nation's premier Asian American sketch comedy troupe, the award-winning 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors (18MMW). Presented as part of Pacific Arts Movement's annual Spring Showcase, three live multi-media performances of 18MMW will take place this weekend, April 18-20, 2014 at the Mission Valley Digiplex Cinemas, marking the kickoff to Mo`olelo's 10th Anniversary Season, as well as 18MMW's 20th anniversary year.
The 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors include the comic duo of Michael Chih Ming Hornbuckle and Greg Watanabe, who are the Asian American answer to "Key & Peele" and who have performed in cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Hong Kong to Vancouver. Asian Pacific Rim-related culture and news is hot, hot, HOT right now, from the mad antics of Kim Jong Un, to controversy over Lorde's Asian boyfriend to Katy Perry performing as a Geisha. And the Warriors are there with their wicked, no-holds barred comedic commentary and satire! Appearing with the warriors are special guests Jully Lee and Albert Park. This show includes their "greatest hits" sketches plus new material written just for San Diego audiences.
"Adding live theatrical performances to our Spring Showcase really excites us," said Pac-Arts executive director, Lee Ann Kim. "Because our work is primarily in film exhibition, partnering with Mo`olelo to present 18MMW diversifies our programming and audience."