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Catch Ferocious Lotus perform THIS SUNDAY in Oakland's Chinatown!

Sunday, May 1 @ 1:30pm
Lincoln Square Park
261 11th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Ferocious Lotus is proud to be a part of the AAPI Community Festival in Oakland's Chinatown this weekend.  Join us to see company members Greg Ayers and Karen Offereins perform three original short plays written by Ferocious Lotus Company members that are based on AAPI oral histories collected by Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project. Register for your free ticket to the festival below!

The AAPI Community Festival kicks off AAPI Heritage Month. In addition to our performance, you can catch a new exhibit of stories and photos, bring your elders and get a family portrait taken, pick up some goodies from local AAPI makers, and meet the creators of Pixar's Turning Red! Don't miss it!
Register for the AAPI Community Festival this Sunday, May 1!
Also happening this weekend: Don't miss closing weekend of Endlings!
Trailer for Endlings
This is the LAST WEEK of live performances for the WEST COAST PREMIERE of Endlings!

The show runs Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday FLAX art & design
1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94612
Buy Tix for ENDLINGS, now playing thru Sun May 1!
Can't make it to this weekend's shows?
Click on the link below to see the
Livestream On-Demand Tix
Endlings (a finalist for the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, selected for the 2018 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and included on the 2017 Kilroys list) begins on the remote island of Man-Jae, Korea, where three elderly women spend their dying days free diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. These haenyeos — “sea women”— are the last practitioners of their millennium-old tradition.

Meanwhile, on the island of Manhattan, a Korean Canadian playwright navigates external expectations of how her own identity intersects with the stories she tells. In a reflection of the relationship between narrative and identity that is at once whimsical, poetic, surprising and satirical, Song’s play reveals how the stories we tell can obscure entire peoples, and asks: how are we to remove ourselves from an entrapping culture while we simultaneously perpetuate it for our own self-interest?

Rave Review for Endlings

Oakland Theater Project’s ‘Endlings’ confronts legacy, reimagines performance

Location, location, location. The space individuals and histories occupy, the places immigrants and their descendants are indebted to, the stories that disappear when their owners die — in Celine Song’s play “Endlings,” the burdens and possibilities of storytelling all boil down to real estate. 

Directed by UC Berkeley alumnus May Liang, Oakland Theater Project’s production in association with Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company is the West Coast premiere of “Endlings.” The play tells the story of three haenyeos, elderly Korean women who dive into the ocean for fish, and takes place on the remote island of Man-Jae. This narrative makes an unexpected connection with the plights of a playwright in Manhattan who feels the brunt of writing about the inheritance of immigration. The small space of OTP’s theater at FLAX art & design works in the story’s favor, as the intimate setting helps blur the lines between performance and experience — themes that the script’s meta sensibilities directly confront.

- Sarena Kuhn, The Daily Californian

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