Los Angeles Theater Night | 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother

Los Angeles Theater Night | 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother

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Social/Networking Summer Welcome Event

Sat, 14 Dec 2019

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST (GMT-8)

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Highways Performance Space

1651 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States

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Yale SOM alumnus Susan Lieu '14 will be in the Los Angeles area for her one-woman show, 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother.

All Yale SOM alumni and their guests are invited to attend the 8:30pm, Saturday, December 14th showing. Prior to the performance you are invited to join an exclusive meet and greet with Susan, where appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Schedule:
7:00pm | Reception and meet and greet with Susan Lieu '14
8:30pm | Performance

When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 7:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Cost: $5-$30

About the production

Susan's mother dies from plastic surgery malpractice when Susan was 11 years old. Nineteen years later, Susan reaches out to the killer's family -- uncovering the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty.

Susan Lieu, Playwright & Performer

Susan Lieu is a Vietnamese-American activist playwright and performer who tells stories that refuse to be forgotten. With a vision for individual and community healing—made possible through the interplay of comedy and drama—her work delves deeply into the lived realities of body insecurity, grieving, and trauma. Her first work, 140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER, is a solo theatrical show about the true story of how Lieu lost her mother to plastic surgery malpractice when she was 11 years old and her search to find the man responsible for her mother's death. Lieu plays 11 characters in 75 minutes, weaving the story through the lens of the Vietnamese refugee experience. She has been featured at CAAMFest37, The Moth Mainstage, and RISK! Susan is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Management.



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Highways Performance Space

1651 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States