Writer-performer Sandra Tsing Loh previews the West Coast version of her hit Off-Broadway solo show Aliens in America at the Tiffany Theatre Aug. 12. The limited run, opening Aug. 21, runs through Oct. 3.
Directed by David Schweizer, the show consists of three separate comic vignettes dealing with growing up middle-class Chinese-German in southern California. Loh herself calls the show "Not PC...Y2K!"
Satirist Loh is well known as an author and radio personality. Her last solo show, Bad Sex With Bud Kemp (also directed by Schweizer) enjoyed a sold-out run at the Tiffany in the fall of 1998. Her weekly radio program "The Loh Life" is heard on KCRW. Her books include "Depth Takes a Holiday," "Essays From Lesser Los Angeles" and "If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now."
Schweizer began his career in New York in the 70s as a Joseph Papp protege. He has directed extensively in L.A., New York and at regional theatres. Most recently he helmed the acclaimed production of George Abbott's Broadway at the Actors Gang in Hollywood.
The Tiffany Theatre is located at 8532 Sunset Blvd. For tickets and information call (310) 289-2999. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent