East West Players
In Association with the Los Angeles LGBT Center

As We Babble On

By Nathan Ramos
Winner of East West Players’ 2042: See Change Playwriting Competition

Directed by Alison M. De La Cruz

May 31 – June 24, 2018

As We Babble On explores the pursuit of success, its costs, and whether the whole adulting thing is ever going to happen. Benji, a first-generation Asian American comic book artist, struggles in New York City when his dreams are pulled from under him and an ex-boyfriend resurfaces. As the unconventional path of his bestie Sheila takes a left turn, and his half-sister Laura unexpectedly finds herself on the fast track to success, each begins to unravel. 

In Partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Since 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. lalgbtcenter.org

Venue: David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players.


CLICK HERE to Read the Cast & Creative Team Press Release

Play by Nathan Ramos
Directed by Alison M. De La Cruz
Dramaturg: Meredith Patt
Scenic Design by Tesshi Nakagawa
Costume Design by Danielle Domingue Sumi
Lighting Design by Jason Bieber
Projection Design by Sheiva Khalily
Sound Design by Rani de Leon
Property Design by Glenn Michael Baker
Stage Manager: Brandon Hong Cheng*

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association



MAY 31 – JUNE 24, 2018

May 31, 2018, Thursday 8PM
June 1, 2018, Friday 8PM
June 2, 2018, Saturday 8PM
June 3, 2018, Sunday 2PM

A ticket to opening night on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 8PM includes a 7PM pre-show cocktail hour and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team. (Call EWP at 213-625-7000 for ticket prices and availability.)

Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 8PM
Patrons can begin to queue in front of the Box Office at 7PM. Our Pay–What–You–Can performance is based on a first come, first served basis and will accept cash or check.

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Immediately following the 2PM performance.

A complimentary glass of red or white wine will be served before the Friday show during the regular performance run. (Interested parties must be 21 years of age or older to drink.)

Coming soon!