TEA to Present Julia Cho's 99 HISTORIES, 10/24-11/16
99 Histories is a powerful story about the bond between mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts across three generations. 29-year-old Korean American violin prodigy Eunice comes home pregnant and unmarried, and tries to mend her estranged relationship with her very Korean mother. Haunted by memories of a violent past, Eunice must confront her ghosts before she can move forward. This is a riveting and poignant drama of memory, legacy and home - what is remembered is made up, the only homelands that exist are the imaginary.
Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) is proud to present "99 Histories" by Julia Cho, and directed by Terry Dodd, opening Thursday, October 24 and running through November 16. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets are: $25 at the door, $23 advance; $20 anytime students/seniors 60+ with ID, groups of 6 or more. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.theatre-esprit-asia.org. All performances are held at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010
The cast is led by Tria Xiong [Vintage's Joy Luck Club] and Sheila Ivy Traister [Paragon's The Sound of a Voice and many others] and also features Matthew Block [Curious' After the Revolution], Dale Li [Curious' Maple and Vine], SunHee Seo [her professional debut!] and Kim Yan [Aurora Fox' Rashomon, Vintage's Joy Luck Club].
Director Terry Dodd is one of the most sought after directors in the Colorado theatre world. He just finished the award winning RFK which had extended runs both at the Vintage and the Aurora Fox. Other productions include Amateur Night at the Big Heart at the Aurora Fox and Hollywood Arms and Of Mice and Men at the Arvada Center.
Playwright Julia Cho is considered America's leading Korean dramatist. Besides 99 Histories, her other plays include The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Winchester House, BFE, and The Architecture of Loss. In New York, she has been produced at Roundabout Theatre Company, The Public Theater, The Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop. Regionally, her work has premiered at Long Wharf Theatre, South Coast Repertory and The Theatre@Boston Court among others. Honors include the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Barrie Stavis Award, the Claire Tow Award for Emerging Artists and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Television work includes Fringe, Big Love and Betrayal.