Join iconic Amerasian duo Slanty Eyed Mama for a mashup of comedy, electric violin, punk rock spoken word and video exploring the haunting lore of Asian Mom-ness. More…
Tiger Moms! Embarrassing fanny pack moms! Warrior with a wok moms! Culled from oral history interviews with live Asian Moms, a combined 80 years of experience with undead brain waves from of our own Asian moms, and Asian moms in popular culture, this show is for everyone curious to find universal truths about crazy mom-dom.
“Biting, heartfelt, and hilarious, ‘Zombie Asian Moms’ offers a marvelously enjoyable evening of experimental theater...Consistently funny and increasingly moving...’Zombie Asian Moms’ makes clear an appreciation of its eponymous parents without discounting the hurt that they sometimes cause(d) their children or the (inter)cultural factors that impacted these dynamics. The result is simultaneously thought-provoking, poignant, and wildly entertaining." Full Review
"Rigg never misses a beat when she switches back from herself to her mother. Hung produces wonders from her electric violin...The production would sharpen if a majority of the images felt better timed to the comedy...We’re in the age of 'Crazy Rich Asians' where Asians American artists are starting their journey to saturate the mainstream, smash stereotypes, conquer erasure, and reaffirm cultural identity. 'Zombie Asian Moms' dutifully and rebellious checks off these goals." Full Review
See it if U want to laugh & have a good time, U are open minded about learning about growing up in other ethnic cultures via humor. U like fun parody.
Don't see it if U dislike comedy. U don’t care about other cultures except your own. U view Asian artists as unacceptable for mainstream & marginal.
See it if you have an asian mom; the show was very relatable to how my childhood was, you enjoy violin and parody singing
Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor, expect a large musical production
See it if you want to see a comedic, musical variety show about growing up Asian in America featuring two talented performers.
Don't see it if you would rather see a play with a linear narrative; you do not like sketch comedy or songs with jokey lyrics.
See it if you value comedy and truth, feel a kinship having been raised by an overbearing mother (of any race) and can draw parallels to your life.
Don't see it if you are easily offended by straight speaking and occasional profanity, or don't like hardcore music.
See it if Cathartic very-on-point Asian Am experience lyrics, fun impersonations of her mother, and personal journey towards acceptance of our moms.
Don't see it if Experience of an Asian American/overbearing mom is too foreign/triggering. No zombies, just haunting spirits of departed moms.
See it if you want to enjoy a loving tribute to the two performers moms, delivered with lots of humor, slide photos, video, original music, good sound
Don't see it if you are offended by making light of ethnic parent-children relationships, are looking for scary zombies or a play - this is cabaret.
See it if See it if you like musicals and comedy. If you have a Mom or memories of a Mom you can relate to this funny and poignant show.
Don't see it if Don't see if you don't like comedies about strong and funny Mothers.
See it if you enjoy supporting an artist's process as she hones her work reflecting the relationship of asian-american women and their mothers.
Don't see it if you want a polished and thoroughly resolved evening's entertainment.
See it if You would enjoy some great parody songs and music; Asian tiger mom stereotype humor; personal reflections on mother-daughter relationships
Don't see it if You’re looking for a polished show; there are some great parts (songs, personal reflections), and others that seem out of place (interviews)
See it if you're an Asian Mom or raised by an Asian Mom; you're dating someone who has an Asian Mom; you're a Kate Rigg fan; you like ethnic humor
Don't see it if you can't relate to Asian culture; you prefer a bigger show; you like comedians who are super funny
See it if you like talking songs, multimedia shows featuring sketches, some stand-up and comedy songs. Seemed to register with Asian women.
Don't see it if you want good singing. Jokes that work. to hear any interesting comments on identity beyond clichés. The show is very loose.
See it if You are Asian or had a Jewish mother. A fond riff on a overbearing, imperfect but colorful mother. Remembrances through skit and song.
Don't see it if You don't t like violin music as accompaniment, or loud independent women.
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