is a one woman musical theater piece performed by
Napua Davoy based on her mother''s life and her
eventual struggle with Alzheimer's. As a young
Chinese-Hawaiian woman working in Japan after World War
2, she met a young serviceman from Oklahoma who married
her and brought her home to the states. A typical
dysfunctional family life followed. The father drank.
The children hid from beatings, and then everything
began to change. Stella Rising is a powerful and
personal tale. Napua Davoy uses drama, humor, music and
dance to introduce us to her mother,
the unforgetttable Stella.
It is extremely important to watch this play if you are
experiencing or have experienced a parent with
Alzheimer's or such related memory impairments.
Napua Davoy has recorded 4 albums and appeared in top
venues such as Birdland and Yoshi's. She has performed
the worldover and has toured frequently in Europe and
This run at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at
the YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street on the West Side is the
first extended run of the play. It's a beautiful 150
seat recently renovated venue.
It plays to
March 29th. Mon. & Wed. - Sat. 7:30PM. Friday March 20 -
9:30PM. Wed. & Sunday matinee - 2PM. Sunday -7PM.
The play is directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser (
Leaves of Glass, Long Day's Journey into Night, Coram
Boy, The Countess). Book & Lyrics by Napua Davoy. Music
by Andrei Kondakov & Napua Davoy. Lighting: Joyce Liao,
Choreography: Andrea Andresakis.
Produced by Brave Cool World. Abe Shainberg-Co-Producer.
, 866 811 4111 or
group sales: 212 932 3737.