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Theatre Diaspora presents “The Theory of Everything”

Posted by Alice Hodge | 07 August 2015

Theatre Diaspora Presents a Staged Reading
The Theory of Everything
by Prince Gomolvilas

Sunday, August 23 | 2 PM | $10

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Theatre Diaspora proudly presents The Theory of Everything, a pan-Asian American dramatic comedy by Prince Gomolvilas. Directed by Rusty Tennant. Featuring Kimo Camat, Heath Hyun Houghton, Wynee Hu, Elaine Low, Toni Tabora-Roberts, Kat Templeton, Larry Toda.  Stage directions read by Samson Syharath. 

At a UFO-spotting party at a Las Vegas wedding chapel, Grandma May declares she's seen extraterrestrials. Overnight, everyone's secrets emerge, forever changing their lives.

"With shades of the existentialism of Waiting for Godot, this play tugs at the part of us that wants our lives to be exceptional, special, meaningful. We hope, wait and pine for our dreams (or the dreams of others) to manifest, but in the end it is what we have already been given, rather than what we hope to attain, that is truly exceptional." -- Rusty Tennant, Director

Made possible with funding support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.

About the Playwright: Prince Gomolvilas is a Thai-American playwright. His plays include Big Hunk O’ Burnin’ Love, The Theory of Everything, and the stage adaptation of Scott Heim’s novel, Mysterious Skin, which have been produced in the United States, as well as in Canada, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. He received the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Drama; Julie Harris/Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwright Award; International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Award; East West Players’ Made in America Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for the Asian Pacific Islander Community; and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.  

Theatre Diaspora is committed to fiercely celebrating and creatively advocating for the Asian Pacific American experience through stage work. theatrediaspora.org

MediaRites Productions is a non-profit production organization based in Portland, Oregon, that promotes acceptance among diverse communities through the arts, education and media projects. Since 1984, MediaRites has produced award-winning national radio documentaries, interactive websites, and community projects. mediarites.org

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