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Los Angeles: An Afternoon with Sandra Tsing Loh (BS '83)

  • Skylight Theatre 1816 1/2 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90027 United States (map)

The Caltech Alumni Association invites you to an afternoon with Distinguished Alumna Sandra Tsing Loh (BS '83), performing

Sugar Plum Fairy

Enjoy an offbeat holiday treat for ages 8-80!

Sandra Tsing Loh's Sugar Plum Fairy tells the story of a 12 year-old girl who dreams of dancing the lead in The Nutcracker with a cast of characters you won't forget! It's a wacky 75 minutes of MADCAP merriment (think G-rated "Rocky Horror" fun). Come decked out in ugly holiday sweaters, tutus or Hanukah hats and join the party!

Written and starring Sandra Tsing Loh
Directed by Bart De Lorenzo
with Tony Abatemarco and Shannon Holt

Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: $18.00

  • 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM Sugar Plum Fairy - Run time: 75 minutes, no intermission

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Reception. Q&A with Sandra Tsing Loh

Parking: Leave extra time to park

  • Street Parking: Is limited. Plan to park several blocks away

  • Valet Parking: Evenings only at Palermos Italian Restaurant. Access from Russell Ave

  • Closest Pay Lots: $5 -$6 (subject to change)

    • Directly behind the theatre – Metered accepts credit cards and coins

    • Melbourne Ave

    • Dresden Restaurant – Alley access between Melbourne Ave and Kingswell Ave

About Sandra Tsing Loh

Sandra Tsing Loh is the author of six books. Her previous book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her hit solo show about Los Angeles public education. During that time, she was named one of the 50 most influential comedians by Variety. Her other solo shows include "Aliens in America" and "Bad Sex With Bud Kemp" (both off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre), "Sugar Plum Fairy" (Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Rep), and "I Worry" (Kennedy Center, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville). Her short story, "My Father’s Chinese Wives," won a Pushcart Prize in 1996, and is also featured in the Norton Anthology of Modern Literature. Loh’s previous books include A Year in Van Nuys, Aliens in America, Depth Takes a Holiday, and a novel, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now, which was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 best fiction books of 1998. She has been a regular commentator on NPR’s "Morning Edition," and on PRI’s "This American Life" and “Marketplace”; currently, her weekly segment "The Loh Life"" is heard on KPCC. Loh’s education includes a BS in physics from the California Institute of Technology, an institution which granted her a Distinguished Alumna Award, its highest honor, and for whom she was the first alumna to give a now-famous commencement speech. Loh’s combining of her communication and science skills continue with her syndicated daily minute "The Loh Down on Science," which is heard weekly by 4 million people. Excerpts from her solo piano CD Pianovision has been heard on several NPR shows, and she also scored the music for the 1998 Oscar-winning documentary Breathing Lessons. A Pushcart Prize winner, MacDowell Fellow and three-time National Magazine Award nominee, she is a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly and adjunct professor of visual art and science communication at the University of California, Irvine.