Los Angeles Theater Night | 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother
Saturday, Dec 14 2019 at 7:00 - 10:00 pm EST
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Yale SOM alumnus Susan Lieu '14 will be in the Los Angeles area for her one-woman show, 140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother. All Yale SOM alumni and their guests are invited to attend the 8:30pm, Saturday, December 14th showing. Prior to the performance the Yale SOM group is invited to join an exclusive meet and greet with Susan, at which appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. Schedule: 7:00pm | Reception and meet and greet with Susan Lieu '14 8:30pm | Performance When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 7:00pm-10:00pm Where: Highways Performance Space @18th St. Arts Center, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 Cost: $5-$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.