Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Tateuchi Democracy Forum of the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
East West Players & Japanese American National Museum present the Writers Gallery reading of RANGOON by Mayank Keshaviah
This new work revisits Arthur Miller’s take on the American Dream from an Indian point of view, updating it for the new millennium and its unique challenges. On a more personal level, the play gives us insight into a Gujarati family whose patriarch, Dhiraj, manages a 7-Eleven and is desperately trying to succeed in America to offset both personal and familial shortcomings from his past.
When: THURSDAY, January 26, 2012 - 7:30pm
Where: Tateuchi Democracy Forum of the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information or questions, please call (213) 625-7000.
Admission is FREE.
MAYANK KESHAVIAH is a playwright and screenwriter. In 2007, his play THOSE WHO CAN’T received a workshop production in the USC School of Theatre’s Blueprints festival. In April 2011, ANGELS FIGHT premiered as part of L.A. Views IV, the annual short-play festival produced by Company of Angels, and in November 2011, his play RECYCLING was produced as part of Single Servings, Cornerstone Theatre’s One-Minute Play Festival. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College, an M.A. in Teaching ESOL from American University, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California.
RANGOON will receive its World Premiere at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in New York City, May 25-June 17, 2012.