UPDATE: We have a winner!
Back in May, during Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, 8Asians partnered with 3 awesome L.A. arts organizations to bring you the incredibly popular first Asian American Arts Stimulus Package.
Since so many folks were so eager to get their hands on this, we’re doing it again… one lucky winner who will be the recipient of a pair of tickets to THREE amazing events in the L.A. area for the Asian American Arts Stimulus Package 2! In addition to East West Players and Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, who are again providing tickets to their new productions, we also have 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors in the fray, as well! Check it out!
1) 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors: Bow Down to Your Asian Masters! An ALL NEW World Premiere!
Runs July 31 – August 23, 2009 (Thurs., Fri., Sat., & Sun. @ 8pm)
It’s the Asian Century. Be prepared to show obedience to your new Asian masters. 18mmw will show you how. We have ways of making you laugh! You will bow down…with laughter. We will torture you…with laughter! You will shiver with…oh, you get the picture.
Starring: Junko Goda, Michael Chih Ming Hornbuckle, Kevin Ocampo, Diana Toshiko, Greg Watanabe, and Peter J.Wong.
Brand New Theatrical Sketches including: David Carradine and Bruce Lee debate “Kung Fu” in the afterlife, The 18 MMW News Show, How to serve your new Asian masters properly, The Dick Cheney Show with special guest Sarah Palin, Meat is murder! So is…vegetarianism, I dated a Zombie, and more!
2) Lodestone Theatre Ensemble: Closer Than Ever
Runs August 8 – August 30, 2009 (8:00PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00PM Sun)
A musical revue in two acts with words by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire; Directed by Chil Kong; Music Direction by Akira Nakano
The acclaimed musical revue about life, love and all the doors in between… Starring: Sharline Liu, DT Matias, Blythe Matsui, Paul Nakauchi, Erin Quill, EJ Arriola, Jully Lee, Jiehae Park, & Miley Yamamoto
An all Asian American revival of CLOSER THAN EVER, the classic 1989 musical revue which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for multiple Drama Desk Awards. CLOSER THAN EVER features self-contained songs which deal with such diverse topics as aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages and unrequited love. This is the second mainstage production of Lodestone’s tenth and final “Beginnings and Endings” season.
Imagine: A 4′ x 5′ white canvas, painted with fine white diagonal lines. Is this art? Serge believes it is and is willing to pay 200 grand for it. When Marc flat out laughs at the ridiculousness of the situation, a third party is brought in for an objective opinion. Yvan agrees with both. When three opinions clash, three friendships are put to the test. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: “Go On.”
That’s right! The lucky winner wins a pair of tickets to ALL THREE events!
How do you enter?
Simply leave a short comment stating which one of these events interest you most and why. (Be sure to use the email address you’d like to be contacted at if you’re the winner.)
Hurry, the deadline to enter is: Wednesday, August 12 at 12 noon (Pacific Time)
One lucky winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Wednesday afternoon.
Rules for entering:
1) Please be in the Los Angeles area (or willing to travel to LA on your own dime) and serious about using all these tickets; if you’re too busy to use these, please don’t take them away from someone who will!
2) Tickets are non-transferrable; they are good for you and a guest.
3) Contributors to 8Asians and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.
Prizes courtesy of: 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, and East West Players. Thanks to all the orgs which are providing free tickets to 8Asians readers, and especially Phil Chung for his help with this.