PHOTO CALL: Tragedy and Darkness Surround NAATCO's Eyes of the Heart Premiere

News   PHOTO CALL: Tragedy and Darkness Surround NAATCO's Eyes of the Heart Premiere The National Asian American Theatre Company is readying it's world premiere production of Catherine Filloux's Eyes of the Heart, set for an October 11 - 30 run at INTAR 53.
Eunice Wong (left) and Alexis Camins
Eunice Wong (left) and Alexis Camins

The play deals with the psychosomatic blindness found in a number of Cambodian women who witnessed the most atrocious crimes against humanity during Pol Pot's genocidal rule of Cambodia during the 1970's. Eyes of the Heart focuses on one such woman, Thida San, as she arrives in the "Little Phnom Penh" section of Long Beach California to live with her relatives. Eyes of the Heart is the first original work to be presented by NAATCO. The production is directed by Kay Matschullat, with sets by Mimi Lien, lights by Cliffton Taylor, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb, and sound by Dave Morreale.

Photos by Ching Gonzalez


James Saito (left), Mia Katigbak and Nadia Bowers
James Saito (left), Mia Katigbak and Nadia Bowers