Deborah S. Craig, Prince Gomolvilas, Paul Kikuchi, Aaron Takahashi

At its latest artist reception, to be held Monday, June 10, at Taipan Restaurant, 330 S. Hope St. (Wells Fargo Building), Los Angeles, Asian Pacific Friends of the Theatre will celebrate the seriously funny careers of:

• Deborah S. Craig, actor (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Hart of Dixie,”

• Prince Gomolvilas, playwright/storyteller (“Big Hunk O’ Burning Love,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Jukebox Stories”)

• Paul Kikuchi, playwright (“Ixnay,” “Wrinkles,” “Slice”)

• Aaron Takahashi, actor (over 45 national commercials, “Yes Man,” “Welcome to the Jungle”)

Moderated by Helen H. Ota, artistic director of Cold Tofu Improv.

Cost: $25 at the door. Reception at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m. Chinese buffet and no-host bar.

Performances by Craig, Ota and Gomolvilas will be followed by a panel discussion with the honorees.

APAFT is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the development of Asian Pacific American artists (playwrights, actors, dancers, directors, and other performers) and their appearances in productions on the main stages of this region. On the Web:

APAFT Co-Sponsors

APEX (Asian Professional Exchange)

Artists at Play

Asian American Action Fund

APABA/LA (Asian Pacific American Bar Association)

APA-UCLA (Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA)

Cold Tofu Improv

East West Players

FilAmArts (National Association for the Advancement of Filipino Arts and Culture)

Japanese American Bar Association

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Pacific Southwest District

KABA (Korean American Bar Association of Southern California)

KADC (Korean American Democratic Committee)

KCLA (Korean Community Lawyers Association)

Korean Film Council

OCA Greater L.A. (Organization of Chinese Americans)

SCCLA (Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association)

UCLA PAA (UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association)

VABA (Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California)

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