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THE WOMEN OF TUNA HOUSE




Nancy Eng in
THE WOMEN OF TUNA HOUSE


May 20, 2011 at 7pm

at the Chen Dance Center Theater
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
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The WOMEN OF TU-NA HOUSE

By Nancy Eng

Most recently seen at the New Orleans Fringe Festival, welcome to the world of Tu-Na House, a massage parlour that offers more bang for your buck (if you know who to request)! Hear from the women who work there while searching for their own happy endings.

 
Playwright and actor NANCY ENG speaks:

  “I began writing after noticing the scarcity of roles for performers of my age, and I discovered a whole universe of quirky characters waiting to be drawn from the subways, businesses and bustling streets of New York City and through the maze of crevices inside my head. Although I would like to change the way others think and make the world a better place, my intent is simply to give voice to those who are frequently seen but seldom heard with tales often imagined but rarely told.

“However, The Women of Tu-Na House was spawned after the creation of one of its characters, written solely as a form of therapy, following the death of my beloved cat, Madison.”
 
   
 
Script excerpt from
THE WOMEN OF TU-NA HOUSE,
written and performed by NANCY ENG:

SCENE FIVE

LIGHTS UP ON:
MAY-MAY MASSEUSE #2, age 34, as she walks over to the employee lounge and takes a seat.

MAY-MAY MASSEUSE #2
My best friend in the whole wide world died of cancer and I miss him so much. It’s been over two months but I can’t stop thinking about him.

We lived together for 19 years, that’s longer than most people are married. I never imagined how much I would come to love him. It hurts knowing he won’t be waiting when I come home, that he won’t be there to greet me when I open the door, or waiting for me to give him a hug... I know he was just a cat but he was my cat. He was the only male in my life who never tried to take advantage of me, who loved me unconditionally and could always make me smile.

End of excerpt. 

  Nancy’s credits include: television roles on “30 Rock”, “Rubicon”, “Law & Order: SVU”. Stage credits include roles in the recent production of We Are, the 1st half of Pan Asian Repertory’s Vietnam Project II, 13th Street Repertory Theatre’s production of “Orphans” as well as consecutive appearances in Pan Asian’s NEWWORKS Series. Written and developed by Nancy while participating in Pan Asian’s Acting/Writing Workshop, The Women of Tu-Na House was originally conceived as a showcase for three actresses but emerged as a viable one-woman show after much encouragement from Ernest Abuba. 
   
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Pan Asian Rep programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the
New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong,
creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties;
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council;
Queens Council member Peter Koo;
the Shubert Foundation and Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.