June 12 - June 12, 2010
A Staged Reading
100 DAYS Written and Directed by Weiko Lin
Featuring: Weiko Lin and Einat Tubi
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago
After his Buddhist mother dies of cancer, a college circuit comedian on the road has 100 days to marry in order for his mother's spirit to transition in peace. Reluctant to fulfill this superstitious condition, the man awkwardly reunites with his estranged and married high school sweetheart. The death that reconnects these two as adults turns out to be their source of salvation.
100 DAYS is based on a Taiwanese tradition that stipulates that when a parent passes away before his or her child is wed, the child has 100 days to get married in order to ensure that the parent's spirit transitions peacefully or risk a delay of 3 years. Inspired in part by the death of his own mother, this tradition planted the seed for what would eventually become Weiko Lin's newest stage work, 100 DAYS.
Followed by a Q & A session with playwright Weiko Lin.