Attend TEA’s “Yohen” at the AAPCP Group Rate this Sunday at 2PM

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Theatre | 0 comments

Join the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership at the Closing production of Yohen at the group rate of $22 this Sunday afternoon, February 26th, 2PM.

Here are the instructions for the discount password:

  1. Go to this link:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2748633
  2. Select date:   2/26
  3. Click on “Enter a password or discount code”
  4. Type “AAPCP” and then click “Check availability”
  5. A ‘hidden’ price will pop up for $22 for you to purchase your tickets

Help us make closing night a wonderful evening for TEA’s excellent two-person production in an intimate setting at the ACAD Gallery Theatre.

Here are the details about Yohen:

Theatre Esprit Asia presents:
Yohen
Through 26, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays:  7:30 PM | Sundays: 2:00 PM

A Regional Premiere, “Yohen” explores the intricacies of interracial marriage, culture and Japanese art, by Phillip Kan Gotanda; directed by Anthony J. Garcia (Su Teatro)

ACAD Gallery Theatre – Aurora Cultural Arts District | 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora, CO  80010

Group-rate tickets with the Partnership (AAPCP):  $22 ($26/general) | www.teatheatre.org

Theatre Esprit Asia offers a unique perspective during Black History Month: a story melding and shaping the intricacies of interracial marriage, culture and Japanese art. Set in California in 1986, “Yohen” is about James, an African American ex-GI, and Sumi, his Japanese wife. After 30 years of marriage, Sumi reevaluates the relationship and separates from James. In her words, she wishes for him to “court” her again. Yohen is a Japanese pottery term that refers to an accident in the kiln firing that results in transformation of the pot. The outcomes are as unpredictable as the evolution of a marriage. In the end, it is up to the observer to decide its beauty.

Veteran actors and Denver favorites, Maria Cheng and Don Randle, bring their talents to this compelling story directed by Anthony J. Garcia, Executive Artistic Director of Su Teatro. Cheng plays Sumi, a Japanese woman trying to define herself after 30 years under the label of being James’ wife. She takes pottery classes, hoping to ignite a spark of passion within herself. James, played by Randle, visits Sumi regularly, per her requests. At first, James has a difficult time being away from Sumi. He is unsure how time apart is supposed to bring them closer together, but he abides.