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The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
Sierra Madre Playhouse
Thru - Oct 5, 2019

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Sierra Madre Playhouse

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Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended

"... Imperfect as its stage adaptation may be, when Jing-Mei finally takes her motherís place among her aunties as a member of the Joy Luck Club, even audiences who may have gotten lost in a plethora of plot lines past and present can expect to exit the Sierra Madre Playhouse moved by the emotional journey they have experienced."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended

"...The Joy Luck Club is a tender story that speaks to the American experience of adjusting to a new life while carrying the wounds from an old one. Its style makes it a challenging book to transform into a play. Sierra Madre wonderfully expands upon Pan Asian Repertory Theatreís original production. Some fine tuning and a more steadily dynamic presentation could elevate this show into something incredible."
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Lara J. Altunian

Its Not About Me- Highly Recommended

"...Speaking of ethnicity, I can attest to that all audiences will appreciate this show, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, and if they have their own children or not. The story's appeal is universal, and not at all exclusive to people of Chinese heritage. As a matter of fact, the game of Mahjong, the activity that's central to the plot, has been so appropriated by my people that I forgot who began it! And the line in The Joy Luck Club about that very subject is worth the price of admission alone!"
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Karen Salkin