National Asian American Theater Company Presents First Non-Asian Play with All Asian American Cast

January 24, 2009

Here's one for all the Hyphen readers in New York City. The National Asian American Theater Company presents Leah's Train, a play about "three generations of women from a Jewish family," according to a blurb in the New York Times arts section. It's the first time the theater group, which has been around since 1989, will perform a non-Asian play with an all Asian American cast. Sounds interesting. I wonder how the nuances of Jewish culture will play out with this cast; I have a hard time imagining a non-Asian American group communicating the subtleties and struggles of an Asian American piece, but I suppose that's the challenge of being a good actor. Check it out if you're in town.

Leah's Train co-stars Jennifer Ikeda, who was recently seen on Broadway in Top Girls with Marisa Tomei and Martha Plimpton. The play runs between February 6 through 28 at at TBG Theater at 312 West 36th St in New York.