15 Dollar ACCESS TICKET Initiative From East West Players

15 Dollar Access Ongoing Program

East West logo 15 Dollar AccessOctober 26, 2022, Los Angeles, CA | East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running Asian American theater and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, announces their Access Ticket initiative. Beginning with their upcoming production of The Brothers Paranormal, East West Players will offer a limited quantity of $15 Access Tickets.
Access Tickets will be made available at all upcoming performances at the David Henry Hwang Theater, and will consist of three rows of $15 orchestra seats. The Access Ticket initiative is intended to lower the price barrier to access live theater and guarantee affordable seats to every EWP mainstage performance at the David Henry Hwang Theater. There is no discount code or additional steps necessary to purchase these seats. Access Tickets are available via the same methods all tickets are purchased, online, over the phone, or in person.
East West Players is one of the oldest theaters of color in the country, paving the way for communities of color to be recognized onstage and in the audiences since its inception in 1965.  This initiative is one more step towards the historic theater company’s ongoing efforts to increase accessibility and stand by its belief that theater should be for all people.
East West Players asks that audience members who are able to afford tickets from their previous pricing structure continue to do so, in order to ensure the limited quantity of Access Tickets remain available to those who would otherwise be unable to attend live theater. The Access Ticket initiative will continue alongside East West Players’ ongoing Pay-What-You-Can program, which offers affordable tickets on the first Monday performance of each production staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater.
About The Brothers Paranormal
Access Tickets are available now for East West Player’s upcoming performance The Brothers Paranormal. Written by East West Players multi-produced playwright Prince Gomolvilas and directed by Jeff Liu, the supernatural thriller performs November 17 through December 11, 2022 with opening night on Sunday, November 20.
After a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts,” two Thai brothers struggle to launch a ghost-hunting business. The two brothers–one born in Thailand and the other in the American Midwest–are called to investigate the paranormal hauntings at the home of an African-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina in this supernatural thriller. A suspenseful, humorous, and compassionate exploration of the trauma of leaving home, whether crossing the country, the globe, or over from the other side.


The cast of The Brothers Paranormal comprises David Huynh* as Max, Roy Vongtama* as Visarut, Tamika Simpkins as Delia, Jasper Louis as Felix, Emily Kuroda* as Tasanee, and Pearrie Hammie as Jai. Daniel Kim understudies Max and Visarut. Ratana understudies Jai and Tasanee.


The creative team includes direction by Jeff Liu, costume design by Hyun Sook Kim, scenic design by John Iacovelli, illusions by Ian O’Connor, props design by Michael O’Hara, lighting design by Brian Gale, sound design by Da Xu, and stage management by Brandon Hong Cheng.


Calendar information about The Brothers Paranormal
All performances of The Brothers Paranormal are presented at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in Little Tokyo. The Brothers Paranormal performs November 17 through December 11, with opening night occurring Sunday, November 20. Performance times Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday are at 8pm, with additional 2 PM matinees on Saturday and 5pm performances on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $39 to $59. $15 Access Tickets are available in limited quantity to all performances. A Pay-What-You-Can performance is scheduled for Monday, November 28 at 8PM. East West Players will host a Black Affinity Night performance of The Brothers Paranormal on Friday, December 2.


Tickets may be purchased online at eastwestplayers.org or by calling (213) 625-7000. At time of purchase please mention any wheelchair/accessible seating needs. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Dates, details, and ticket prices are subject to change.


EWP has implemented numerous COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure that artists and audience members are able to safely enjoy their experience. For more information, please visit eastwestplayers.org


About East West Players
East West Players (EWP), the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, was founded in 1965, at a time when Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) faced limited or no opportunities to see their experiences reflected outside of stereotypical and demeaning caricatures in the American landscape. EWP not only ensures that API stories are told, but works to increase access, inclusion, and representation in entertainment and media.


Contact Information


Contact: Gavin Pak, (213) 625-7000 x18, gpak@eastwestplayers.org
For more press and event information: www.eastwestplayers.org [eastwestplayers.org]


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