INTERSTATE is an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who becomes internet-famous along with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.
Fueled by the allure of fame and a desire to connect with their community, Dash and Adrian embark on a road trip across America for their first national tour. Their fiercely political and deeply personal music touches Henry, a transgender teenage boy living in small-town middle America, and he finds solace in their art as he struggles with his own identity and family. After blogging about the band and documenting his own gender journey, he decides to set out on a quest to meet his heroes in person, hoping to find answers to his own struggles.
INTERSTATE is a touching story about how two transgender people at different stages of their journey navigate love, family, masculinity, and finding a community in the era of social media. INTERSTATE is based on the true story of Good Asian Drivers, a queer band active from 2008-2010.
INTERSTATE has book by Melissa Li (she/hers) and Kit Yan (he/she/they), music and lyrics by Melissa Li, poetry and additional lyrics by Kit Yan and is directed by Jesca Prudencio (she/hers), and performs at the David Henry Hwang Theatre, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. INTERSTATE runs June 2 through June 26th (press opening June 9th). Performance times from June 2 to June 26 are 8 PM Friday to Saturday (some Thursdays), with 2 PM matinees on Saturday, and 5pm performances on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $39 to $59. A Pay-What-You-Can performance is scheduled for June 13th and June 20th at 8PM. For tickets and information please visit eastwestplayers.org or by call (213) 625-7000.
At time of purchase please mention any wheelchair/accessible seating needs. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Dates, details, and ticket prices are subject to change.
All patrons must show proof of vaccination and photo ID to be admitted into the theater. EWP has implemented numerous COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure that artists and audience members are able to safely enjoy their experience.