Imelda: A New Musical

Opened May 11, 2005
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East West Players presents the world premiere of Imelda: A New Musical, featuring a book by Sachi Oyama, music by Nathan Wang, and lyrics by Aaron Coleman. Tim Dang directs. Does the story of the First Lady of the Philippines go beyond the shoes? In this musical biography, an Imelda emerges aggressive, naïve and ultimately discovers that her husband's newfound power is a means to obtain everything she was once denied. Thief or political ploy? Greed or need? The story continues to fascinate. This production was developed by East West Players and Academy for New Musical Theatre. No Saturday matinee on 5/7 & 5/14. ASL-interpreted performance June 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.