Miles Memorial Playhouse Serves Up “Delicious Reality” Through May 19

Sunday, 12 May 2013, 9:10:00 AM

Mitch James

Gloria Baraquio, Kimiko Broder, Yayoi Hara, Christina Sanchez, Ova Saopeng, Amy Shu, Oakland Bautista and Cayetano Juarez in 'Delicious Reality.'
Photo by Ed Krieger
Gloria Baraquio, Kimiko Broder, Yayoi Hara, Christina Sanchez, Ova Saopeng, Amy Shu, Oakland Bautista and Cayetano Juarez in 'Delicious Reality.'

The Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica began performances Friday night of its limited engagement of “Delicious Reality” that runs

through May 19.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, with

matinees on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 19 at 2 pm.

The show presents tantalizing and provocative tales from

LA’s restaurant scene.

In stark contrast to cooking shows on reality TV, this

new ensemble theater performance uncovers the untold experiences in the

kitchens and dining rooms of today’s restaurants. This multicultural ensemble

mixes together a series of tasty images, stories, and mythology from the front

and back of the house, with a healthy dose of worker and immigrant perspective.

To develop “Delicious Reality,” TeAda Productions

partnered with two local organizations, Restaurant Opportunity Center Los

Angeles (ROC-LA) and Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA), to create a

collaborative new performance piece.

ROC-LA is a local worker’s organization dedicated to

winning improved working conditions and raising industry standards for all Los

Angeles restaurant workers.

SEACA is a youth organizing group that empowers

Southeast Asian youth and their communities through intergenerational,

multiethnic dialogue, leadership development, and community organizing.

This new performance is a result of workshops and story

circles that brought artists, youth, and restaurant workers together to share

their experiences in a safe space and explore the issues, conditions, and

challenges working in today’s restaurants.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from

the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission; the California

Arts Council, a state agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a

federal agency.

TeAda Productions is a 501c3 organization supported

through grants from the California Community Foundation, the Los Angeles County

Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the

generous donations of individuals.

The Miles Memorial Playhouse is located at 1130 Lincoln

Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Tickets are $20 (students/seniors $15).

Tickets to the Saturday, May 11 matinee are $40 as it is

the Gala opening, which includes a post-show discussion and reception with the

performers with proceeds going to SEACA and ROC-LA.

For tickets or more information, call 310.998.8765 or

visit www.teada.org.

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