Performance artist Alec Hapa will unveil his latest one-man show Pointless in a limited engagement at East West Players, Dec. 2-12, 1999. Directed by Chay Yew, the show is presented in collaboration with Mark Taper Forum's Asian Theatre Workshop.
A company spokesperson describes the monologue as a "comic rant about Mapa's favorite four-letter word: love...He also discusses the issues of the day, dishes celebrities and talks about his favorite subject -- himself."
Mapa's last one-man show I Remember Mapa played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Antonio, Toronto and Montreal. It won the 1997 L.A. Weekly award for Best Solo performance and has been published by Grove/Atlantic in the anthology "O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance."
EWP also announced that a theatre benefit will take place Nov. 6 at 8 PM. One Night Only: Musical Classics From the 40s will feature such performers as Ai Goeku, Randall Guiaya, Alvin Ing, Michael K. Lee, Deborah Mishimura and Jennifer Paz. The musical accompaniment is by Scott Nagatani. Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song) is the evening's honorary host.
EWP is located at 120 N. Judge John Aliso St. in Little Tokyo. For tickets and information call (213) 625-7000. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent