Join in the play development process with International City Theatre! If you have never been to a reading, it is a very interesting and unique way to experience theatre. There is no set, minimal props, and the actors have their scripts in front of them as they read their lines. For a regional theatre like ICT, staged readings allow for them to accomplish two things: 1) It is a wonderful way for playwrights to get honest feedback about their play. After the reading, questions will be directed towards the audience about what they liked and didn' t like about the play. 2) It is a useful tool for a theatre in gauging the interest of the public with respect to organizing a full-fledged production of the play being read.
ICT's upcoming reading, Sweet Karma, is an intense play about the life of Dr. Haing Ngor. The reading is free but reservations. Please come and enjoy a new play and contribute to its development as it hits the stage!
By Henry Ong
Directed by Eileen Galindo
Starring Melody Butiu, Jennifer Chang, Francois Chau,
Jully Lee, Hannah Logan & Ryun Yu
at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Francois Chau (Lost) stars in this staged reading of Henry Ong’s powerful and gripping play about the extraordinary life of Dr. Haing Ngor, a Cambodian immigrant who fled the Khmer Rouge to make a new life in Los Angeles. Plucked from obscurity, Ngor became an overnight success when he won an Academy Award for his performance in The Killing Fields, only to meet with tragic violence in the streets of his newfound homeland.
This special staged reading coincides with the Cambodian New Year and is supported by the United Cambodian Community.
How to attend: You must RSVP to attend this reading. To RSVP, please call Sheila Lee at 562.495.4595, ext. 10, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.