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September 6 – October 2, 2016
By Mike Lew
Star students and squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen used to represent the pinnacle of adolescent achievement. But when it comes to adulthood, they’re epic failures. Albert’s just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! Travelling from California to China, Tiger Style! embraces the inner slacker and the outer tiger parent in all of us.
La Jolla native Mike Lew’s plays include Bike America, microcrisis, Stockton and People’s Park. He is also co-director of the Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the country. Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda directs, following his unforgettable Playhouse debut with Guards at the Taj.
La Jolla Playhouse Presents
The Trump Card
October 4 - 9, 2016
Mandell Weiss Forum
Created and Performed By Mike Daisey
Mike Daisey takes on the reigning world heavyweight of self-mythologizing, the short-fingered vulgarian who captured a nation’s heart through bullying, charm, one-syllable explosions, and occasionally telling the brutal truth: Donald J. Trump. Daisey tells Trump’s story from his earliest days, tracking him as he makes himself into a new American archetype – the very first rich man famous exclusively for being rich. Instead of dismissing Trump as a simple con artist and huckster, Daisey breaks down what makes Trump tick – and in doing so illuminates the state of our American Dream and how we’ve sold it out.
Mike Daisey has been compared to a modern-day Mark Twain and a latter-day Orson Welles for his provocative monologues that combine the political and the personal, weaving together secret histories with hilarity and heart. His transcript of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs was downloaded over 100,000 times in the first week it was made available. Isaac Butler most recently wrote and directed Real Enemies, a collaboration with the composer Darcy James Argue and the video artist Peter Nigrini, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the 2015 BAM Next Wave Festival.
Miss You Like Hell
October 25 – December 4, 2016 EXTENDED!
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
La Jolla Playhouse Commission
VIBRANT NEW MUSICAL
When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart — and what connects them forever. Featuring compelling original songs that are every bit as diverse and eclectic as America, Miss You Like Hell is a new musical that exudes the joy, love and frustration of being a family in a changing country.
Renowned musician and activist Erin McKeown joins director Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale) and Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) in launching this new American musical at the Playhouse.