Second Chances for Grace

Sat. Feb 18, 2017 at 8:00pm PST
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Price: $35.00
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Second Chances for Grace

Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series Presents:

Second Chances For Grace

From Hong Kong to Hollywood: One Woman's Inspirational Journey

With opening act ISAK ALLEN 


Morphing in and out of a multitude of characters, actress-writer Kiki Yeung takes you on this heroic coming-of-age story as a Chinese girl from Hong Kong desperately seeking her identity in the world, defying her Tiger Mom and overcoming two autoimmune diseases to chasing the new American dream of becoming an actress.

Given the current conversation about diversity in Hollywood, Yeung's timing couldn't be any better. Comedy infused withmultimedia,song and dance.  Watch and be inspired as she offers real-talk -- and no small amount of "Chinglish" -- addressingdetermination,healing and dream-chasing. 


Isak Allen is a professional comedian from Indianapolis and currently doing stand up shows throughout Southern California. Isak is also an actor, musician, and yes...a silent ninja warrior on occasion. 

Written & Performed by Kiki Yeung
Kiki Yeung is a versatile and multi-talented artist with more than ten years experience in the entertainment industry.  She works in Hong Kong, Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles.  She wrote and produced plays at the University of Washington's Ethnic Cultural Theater and the historic Pike Place Market Theater in Seattle.   Her award winning one woman show "Second Chances For Grace" was presented at the San Diego Fringe Festival, Comedy Palace, New Americans Museum, Lunar New Year Tet Festival, Asian Cultural Festival, among others.

Directed by DeAnna Driscoll
DeAnna Driscoll has been working as a professional actor and  teacher in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York for the past 25 years. She most recently played Jeanette in the Intrepid Theatre Company production of ‘Quality of Life which won Outstanding Ensemble at the 2015 Craig Noel Awards.  Just previous to that she starred in the Tony Award winning show ‘Superior Donuts’ playing opposite Robert Foxworth at the San Diego Rep.  ‪Some of her favorite roles include Haley in ‘Bad Dates’, Grace in ‘Bus Stop’, Eve Ensler in ‘The Good Body’, and Regan in King Lear, just to name a few.   DeAnna is honored to run the drama department at High Tech Middle School in Point Loma and is now working with students from the TASUBA Arts College in Bagamoyo, Tanzania on an international theater project with her students. ‪She is also an acting and playwriting coach.  



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The Other Space 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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