Comedian/Actress/Writer Kristina Wong has taken her latest play to San Francisco. ‘Cat Lady’ not only explores loneliness and depression amongst Asian women, but of Pick Up Artists too. Yes, she gives homage to the tools, like Mystery and his methods of picking up women.
When asked about her choice to incorporate Pick Up Artists with the idea of lonely cat ladies, she answered that while on tour with her previous play “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” she would often go home feeling alone after a standing ovation. She theorized that Pick Up Artists go out every night in a kind of “performance” too, sometimes taking a girl home for a one night stand, then essentially going back to living a lonely life.
Not only do I support this because of the Asian female comedy content, but my friend Clayton Shane Farris is in this play as one of the pick up artists! If you’re in the San Francisco area and have some time this weekend, definitely go check it out!
It’ll be showcased at the ODC Theater Friday (tonight) through Sunday night:
8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. $17-$20. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.www.odcdance.org.
Here is some press form the San Francisco Chronicle about the play: