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Writer/performer Nancy Ma's coming-of-age tale about growing up sandwiched between two cultures. Desperately seeking approval from her Chinese Toisan immigrant family, Nancy journeys away from her home in New York City's Chinatown in search of the American dream — only to learn that you can only find “home” when you accept where you come from. Feb. 28 – March 24 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; $24- $38; For reservations and information, call (866) 811-4111 or go to http://thelatc.org.

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"I have seen many shows and productions and this is one of the best shows I have ever seen! Nancy Ma was captivating to the point where I would hang on her every word. Her performance was very touching in a human way while at the same time intensely riveting."

sweet - Aaron E. - Junior Journalist, La Ja Ja Kids - ...read full review


Stephen Fife
"As a black sheep oldest child myself, I feel her pain. But as someone who loves to hear the truth told with grace and humor, I also feel her glory in overcoming many obstacles and making a glowing work of art that I think anyone with a pulse will enjoy. Director Geoffrey Rivas and The Latino Theater Company also deserve a great deal of credit in giving Nancy Ma a platform and in helping to shape and stage her narrative with such force and simplicity. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Eric A Gordon
"In L.A. she confronts type-casting, racism and rejection. Everyone asks her, “Where are you from?” and they are only interested in her if she knows martial arts and whatever else is “hot” for Asian features at the moment. “Why could living my own life make everyone else so angry?” she wonders; but we hardly ever hear of her engaging in any collaborative work with fellow actors. Ma seems to acknowledge that “I push everyone away,” so the rejection is not a one-way street. But why she does that goes unexamined except to own that aside from her demanding parents and relatives, “I'm difficult too.”"

sweet-sour - Eric Gordon - People's World - ...read full review


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"Walking onto a barren stage, Nancy Ma with short black hair is dressed in gender neutral attire - jeans, white t-shirt, and bare feet. Throughout the 90 minute show, she becomes almost 20 different people by changing her body language, facial expressions, and vocal inflections."

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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"Ms. Ma displays the physical and facial agility of a mime as she creates her characters through posture and vocal inflection... Nancy Ma is an extraordinary performer with a great story to tell and deserves a wide audience."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


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"I have seen many shows and productions and this is one of the best shows I have ever seen! Nancy Ma was captivating to the point where I would hang on her every word. Her performance was very touching in a human way while at the same time intensely riveting."

sweet - Aaron E. - Junior Journalist, La Ja Ja Kids - ...read full review


Stephen Fife
"As a black sheep oldest child myself, I feel her pain. But as someone who loves to hear the truth told with grace and humor, I also feel her glory in overcoming many obstacles and making a glowing work of art that I think anyone with a pulse will enjoy. Director Geoffrey Rivas and The Latino Theater Company also deserve a great deal of credit in giving Nancy Ma a platform and in helping to shape and stage her narrative with such force and simplicity. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Eric A Gordon
"In L.A. she confronts type-casting, racism and rejection. Everyone asks her, “Where are you from?” and they are only interested in her if she knows martial arts and whatever else is “hot” for Asian features at the moment. “Why could living my own life make everyone else so angry?” she wonders; but we hardly ever hear of her engaging in any collaborative work with fellow actors. Ma seems to acknowledge that “I push everyone away,” so the rejection is not a one-way street. But why she does that goes unexamined except to own that aside from her demanding parents and relatives, “I'm difficult too.”"

sweet-sour - Eric Gordon - People's World - ...read full review


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"Walking onto a barren stage, Nancy Ma with short black hair is dressed in gender neutral attire - jeans, white t-shirt, and bare feet. Throughout the 90 minute show, she becomes almost 20 different people by changing her body language, facial expressions, and vocal inflections."

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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"Ms. Ma displays the physical and facial agility of a mime as she creates her characters through posture and vocal inflection... Nancy Ma is an extraordinary performer with a great story to tell and deserves a wide audience."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review