2022 / Velina Hasu Houston’s ‘Tea’ to be played at Hero Theater, Los Angeles, April 21 – May 15

(Los Angeles) Hero Theatre presents a revival of Tea, Velina Hasu Houston’s powerful, lyrical exploration of the immigrant experience that has become a modern classic. Five Japanese women learn to adjust to a new life in rural Kansas alongside their American GI husbands after World War II in this deeply moving, humorous and surprising play that explores a little-known chapter in American history.

• Written by Velina Hasu Houston
• Directed by Rebecca Wear
• Featuring two all Asian female ensembles: Elaine Ackles, Olivia Cordell, Hiroko Imai, Tomoko Karina, Hua Lee, and Yukari Black, Alix Yumi Cho, Ariel Kayoko Labasan, Sayaka Miyatani, Bolor Saruul
• Produced by Gabe Figueroa
• Presented by Hero Theatre, Elisa Bocanegra artistic director

Previews: April 21 and April 22
Performances: April 23 – May 15

Thursdays at 8 p.m.: April 21 (Preview), April 28, May 5, May 12
Fridays at 8 p.m.: April 22 (Preview), April 29, May 6, May 13
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: April 23 (Opening Night), April 30, May 7, May 14
Sundays at 2 p.m.: April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15
Sundays at 7 p.m.: May 1, May 8, May 15 (dark April 24)

Hero Theatre, company-in-residence at the
Rosenthal Theater
Inner-City Arts
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

All performances except previews: $35
Previews: $30

(323) 206-6415 or www.herotheatre.org