Writer-performer Sandra Tsing Loh, fresh from an extended run of her solo, Aliens in America, at L.A.'s Tiffany Theatre, will now bring the show to Seattle Repertory Theatre, Nov. 29-Jan. 15, 2000, officially opening Dec. 6.
Directed by David Schweizer, the show consists of three separate comic vignettes dealing with growing up middle-class Chinese-German in southern California. The final segment catches her after freshman year at Caltech. 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 For tickets and information on Aliens in America at Seattle Rep call (206) 443-2222. -- By David Lefkowitz & Willard Manus