(Carson, Calif.) – “Asunción,” a thought-provoking comedic play written by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Jesse Eisenberg that challenges the audience’s views of politics and race, will open at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) October 11 at 8 p.m., and run Oct. 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m; and Oct. 12, 13, 18, 20 at 2 p.m.
“Asunción” is produced by CSUDH’s Department of Theatre and Dance and directed by Professor of Theatre Arts Naomi Buckley. The hilarious, heartbreaking, and at times uncomfortable play explores the complicated ways culture and politics are exploited for one’s own needs. When a young Filipina woman named Asunción becomes the roommate of Edgar and Vinny, the men attempt to prove how open-minded they are, but the shallowness of their sensitivity is exposed through the wild assumptions Edgar makes about Asunción based on cultural stereotypes.
The play is intended for a mature audience. Tickets are $18 for general admission, and $13 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets. For other payment options, call the box office at (310) 243-3589.