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East West Players

East West Players

The David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts
120 N. Judge John Aiso Street
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Billed as the nation’s premier Asian American theatre organization, the East West Players give voice to the Asian Pacific American experience. The theater where the company performs is named for the author of such plays as M. Butterfly and Yellow Face.

Since 1965, the company has offered productions ranging from popular Asian American works to mainstream musicals and plays with an Asian American twist. Recent shows of note include Dan Kwong’s Be Like Water, Julia Cho’sDurango, the musical Pippin, and Susan Kim’s The Joy Luck Club, based on the novel by Amy Tan.

East West Players Information

  • Public Transportation: Very good (a short walk from Metro Rail – Gold Line at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, and buses 30, 40, 42, 445, 730, and BBB10 at Temple Street/San Pedro Street)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Wednesday–Sunday
  • Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $30–$50, Preview tickets $20–$25, opening night $60–$70, $10 tickets to previews for students or anyone under 18, plus $5 off regular performances; seniors get $5 off regular performance price. $20 tickets for deaf and hard-of-hearing people who attend special ASL-interpreted performances. Discounts for groups of 15 or more. No exchanges for single tickets
  • Subscriptions: Subscriptions are $125, $200 for opening night; $85 for preview; $85 for ASL; $110 for student and senior. Subscribers save 20%. Benefits include free ticket exchanges and replacements.