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The Women of Tu-Na House

comedy · mad cat productions · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States

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VAL MASSIN June 16, 2012
I thought it was thought provoking and really interesting! Thank you Nancy for writing such a wonderful piece of work!... full review
JIM OLIOUTE June 16, 2012
Rather enjoyable. Thank you Open Fist and Fringe for introducing Nancy to the west. Definitely will recommend to others.... full review
ANONYMOUS June 17, 2012
Entertaining and funny. Nancy Eng wrote an amazing & thought provoking show. Makes you wonder how the research was actually conducted...... full review
ANONYMOUS June 16, 2012
All of the characters are captivating and charming. Some will strike a cord with you more than others but all-in-all, it was great. Nancy interpreted them all perfectly!... full review
ANONYMOUS June 17, 2012
New York based actress/writer Nancy Eng is a tour de force as she deftly portrays 8 Asian laborers at a New York City massage parlor cum brothel in this funny, provocative, heartfelt story. A must see.... full review
RICHARD ADAMS certified reviewer June 13, 2012
RICHARD ADAMS, The World Socialist Website (review to be posted soon) When the earlier version of this multi-character solo show, written and performed by Nancy Eng played at last year’s New York Fringe, solid reviews and sold-out houses must have created an atmosphere that justified listing it in the Hollywood Fringe as a comedy. While there are plenty of laughs, mainly provoked by tough talk by little ladies and searing cross-cultural, sometimes multilingual wit, at its heart, this is serious material. The title refers to the House’s misprinted sign: an inept painter dropped the “I” in Tui Na, a form of traditional Asian massage. Ms. Eng plays all the masseuses who work in Tu-Na House, a brownstone on New York’s Upper East Si... full review
ANONYMOUS June 15, 2012
I found Nancy Eng to be refreshing! Her ability to transfer from character to character, without missing a beat, was flawless! She draws you in on every level, with every scene and every sentence. You can feel the angst, frustration, pain and self protection! Tears will flow in her scene about, 'the only man who ever unconditionally loved her'... BUT make no mistake, you will laugh too!!! I enjoyed it from start to finish and my adoration of West Coast theatre has been restored! It was a gorgeous, seamless blend of humor and thought provoking scenes!... full review
J.B. BEITLER June 16, 2012
"The Women of Tu-na House" is a hilarious and surprisingly touching one-woman show. Nancy Eng delivers a nuanced performance as the staff of a "massage" parlor. She effortlessly transforms as each character is introduced. Highly recommended. Treat yourself to a happy ending. ... full review
ROBERT LITZ June 15, 2012
Nancy Eng gives a knock-out mutli-character performance. There's plenty of totally appropriate raunchy humor in these linked monologues about Asian masseuse sex-workers in New York, but there whole lot more going on here as well. This play connects the dots between historical/cultural events in China and Southeast Asia with the individual lives of these tough, resilient, self-exploiting women. This isn't some weepy sermon on the horrors of sex-trafficking. I may go back and see it again.... full review
H HAULSTER June 16, 2012
In town from Canada and this was a last minute idea. We did not know that there was a Fringe Festival, here in L.A., like the one we have in Toronto! What a pleasant surprise! Our first experience with theatre in L.A. and it did not disappoint! Ms. Eng was colourful with her portrayals of the characters. Really a very nice treat for us to have seen!... full review

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