come down in time castPASADENA — East West Players and The Pasadena Playhouse Hothouse present a staged reading of “Come Down in Time” by Philip W. Chung, directed by Jeff Liu, on Thursday and Friday, March 20-21, at 8 p.m. at The Vault Room, 60 S. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena.

Every night, Connor Lee dreams about Annie — a beautiful woman he has never met, but a woman he is positive he knows and loves. As Connor tries to learn her identity, he will uncover an even bigger mystery. A love story about time travel, alternate universes, and the moment when your dreams turn into nightmares.

come down in timeFeaturing:

• Sung Kang (“Fast & Furious” franchise, “Better Luck Tomorrow,” the upcoming Fox series “Gang-Related”)

• Michelle Krusiec (“Saving Face,” “Chinglish” at South Coast Rep)

• Aly Mawji (“Silicon Valley,” “Parks & Rec”)

• Kim Miyori (“St. Elsewhere,” “Cave Quest” at East West Players)

• Jully Lee (“Reno 911!,” Cold Tofu)

Admission is free, but reservations are required. RSVP to and include your full name, which performance, and how many tickets you would like.

The venue is several blocks away from Pasadena Playhouse and has its own free parking.

Hothouse is the signature new play development program at The Pasadena Playhouse. Launched in 2005, the program provides playwrights and audience with a living lab where new scripts are rehearsed, read publicly, revised, rehearsed and read again. More info:

Philip Chung has written for film, TV and theater. He was the co-founder and co-artistic director of Lodestone Theatre Ensemble during its 10-year run. His plays include the critically acclaimed “The Golden Hour,” “Grace Kim and the Spiders From Mars,” “laughter joy & loneliness & sex & sex & sex & sex,” and “My Man Kono,” which won second place in East West Players’ Pacific Century Playwriting Competition. He currently oversees the YOMYOMF Network ( for director Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious” franchise) and blogs at

Jeff Liu has directed the world premieres of “Texas and Solve For X” by Judy Soo Hoo, “Murderobilia” and “Terminus Americana” (Ovation Award nominee for Best World Premiere) by Matt Pelfrey, “The Golden Hour” and “Grace Kim and the Spiders From Mars” by Philip Chung, “The Chinese Massacre” (Annotated) by Tom Jacobson, “Christmas in Hanoi” by Eddie Borey, and “Ixnay,” “Wrinkles” and “Slice,” all by Paul Kikuchi. Most recently, he directed one of the “Car Plays” for the Without Walls Festival at La Jolla Playhouse, and in May, he will be directing a piece in SCI-FEST, the first annual L.A. Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. He also adapted and directed the Pulitzer-nominated play “Yellow Face” by David Henry Hwang for the YOMYOMF Network on YouTube.

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