2g Second Generation Productions presents a free reading of Vichet Chum's play Bald Sisters directed by Lisa Rothe, at Theaterlab on Monday, May 14 at 7:00pm.
Two bald sisters duke it out to put their mother to rest. The elder sister, Him lives in Texas with her husband, Nate and her recently deceased mother, Ma. Meanwhile, her younger sister, Sophea descends on the home in a flurry after discovering the news about their mother. As they argue about what the next step will be to say goodbye, tightly guarded secrets come to light from their history - ranging as far back as their time in the Cambodian genocide to their current, less-than idyllic lives.
The cast includes: Angel Desai*, Brad Heberlee*, Lydia Gaston*, Yaron Lotan*, Ruibo Qian*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Admission is free. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Location: Theaterlab, 357 W. 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) on the third floor.
About the Playwright: Vichet Chum is a writer, actor, director and theater maker, originally from Dallas, Texas and now living in New York City. Regionally, he's worked at Trinity Repertory Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the Huntington Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre and New Harmony Theatre. In NYC, he's worked at the Cherry Lane Theater, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, Project Y Theatre, Woodshed Collective, Slant Theatre Project and the Incubator Arts Project. His plays have been workshopped at 2g Second Generation Productions, Weston Playhouse, Florida State University, Cleveland Public Theatre, All For One Theater and Amios. Most recently, his play KNYUM had its world premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in January 2018, and this summer, he will attend the New Harmony Project Writer's Conference as a writer in residence. He's a proud graduate of the University of Evansville (BFA) and Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company (MFA).