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NYC Theater Night | 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother - FringeBYOV

Friday, Oct 18 2019 at 6:30 - 9:00 pm EDT

Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street
New York, 10003
United States

Yale SOM alumnus Susan Lieu '14 will be in New York from October 17th through 20th for the premier of her one-woman show, 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother. All Yale SOM alumni and their guests are invited to join a showing of 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother on the Friday, October 18th at 6:30pm. After the production the group will join Susan for an exclusive meet-and-greet reception with refreshments. We hope that you'll join—registration required below. When: Friday, October 18,2019 | 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 Cost: $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.