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CATS One Woman Show

September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“Don’t You Have Dignity, Mama?”

A Chinese Daughter’s Memoir, a one-woman show, by Xiao Juan Shu, presented by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS)

Growing up a peasant’s daughter was my biggest shame in my early years in China. In the ’80s and ’90s, peasants, 80% of the population in China, were not only excluded from enjoying any social benefits that workers in State-run factories enjoyed, but also had to pay heavy agricultural taxes. When we went to town, I could feel that we were looked down upon by city people. From a young age, I saw my mother crying many times for not being respected. She often said that she would do anything to support my brother and me to have a good education, so that we would not be peasants like her. So, begins my story … from China to America.  

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 pm at The Open Book, 671 Maltman Dr, Grass Valley.  Be touched by Xiao’s story while enjoying treats and beverages sold by Sierra Coffee Mountain Roasters.

$15 Tickets at Book Seller, Briar Patch, www.catsweb.org, and at the door.


September 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Open Book’s event center hosts a diverse array of concerts, readings, and lectures, in an intimate setting with book- and wood-backed acoustics. Want to book an event? We have a 12′ by 8′ stage, a high-end PA with XLR and quarter-inch hook-ups, and capacity for 80 fans.