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Arts and Entertainment

Free Theater Tonight: SLANTED by Andrea Lwin

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Actress and comedian Andrea Lwin puts up her one-woman show, Slanted, tonight at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. Slanted is another installment in Lwin's performance series about her childhood as a Chinese Muslim girl in Florida and her struggles with her mother.

The LA Weekly wrote this about her previous one-woman show, Dancing Lady: "Determined to fit into the blond beach-bunny society of 1970’s Fort Lauderdale, preteen Lwin absorbs Grease, names her dog Benji and even prays to Allah to make her a Catholic. Yet her quest for social acceptance gets thwarted at every turn by her loopy, bullheaded mother who fibs to neighbors that the family is on welfare while hosting lavish shindigs for the Burmese Water Festival."

Slanted performs tonight at 8 pm, and the ticket price is a suggested donation. The Matrix is at 7657 Melrose Ave., four blocks east of Fairfax. Reservations: (323) 848-9411, or just show up and enjoy Andrea's tale of family dysfunction and BildungsFlorida.