A Play for Our Times: Pia Wilson's Turning the Glass Around

November 3, 2014 11:20 PM

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A Play for Our Times: Pia Wilson's Turning the Glass Around

A remarkable new play, Turning the Glass Around, by Pia Wilson, fearlessly plunges into the ever-morphing conversation about immigration, race and class. Turning the Glass Around evokes images of Death of A Salesman. Wilson creates a nuanced pressure cooker played out when an economic and emotional meltdown befalls a young interracial couple striving towards the American dream. They forge ahead in spite of their difficult financial circumstances and their parents' cultural expectations of them.

Daina Lee ( Carmen Gill) is an African-American woman who grew up in wealth and privilege. Much to the chagrin of her parents, she married Korean-American, Philip Lee ( Don Castro ) whose mother (Kristen Hung) doesn't hesitate to express her harsh feelings about Daina, and about his decision not to ...

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