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DC Theater Night | 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother

Wednesday, Nov 6 2019 at 6:00 - 10:00 pm EST

Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
United States

Yale SOM alumnus Susan Lieu '14 will be in the Washington, D.C. area on November 6th and 7th for her one-woman show, 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother. All Yale SOM alumni and their guests are invited to attend the 7:00pm, Wednesday, November 6th showing. Prior to the perforamnce the Yale SOM group is invited to join an exclusive meet and greet with Susan, at which light snacks, beer, and wine will be served, and following the performance the group is invited to return to the same space for a continued reception. We hope you'll join. Schedule: 6:00pm | Reception and meet and greet with Susan Lieu '14 in Studio 2 7:00pm | Performance 8:45pm | Reception continues post-show in Studio 2 When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 6:00pm-10:00pm Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 Cost: $10-$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.