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Special Podcast: Gwendoline Yeo's "Laughing with my Mouth Wide Open"

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Gwendoline Yeo (R) and KPCC's John Rabe, outside the Mohn Broadcast Center. Gordon Henderson

KPCC's John Rabe talks with Gwendoline Yeo on the eve of the world premiere of her show "Laughing with my Mouth Wide Open." CLICK THROUGH FOR MORE INFO!

Note from John Rabe:

On the eve of her the premiere of her semi-biographical show, “Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open,” Gwendoline Yeo (“Desperate Housewives” and “Broken Trail”) and I talked about one of America’s big problems: the worship of family. I don’t mean that family isn’t very important. I mean that, in my view anyway, too many of our problems stem from family members who won’t cut off offending members, thereby turning themselves into monsters or babies. Yeo grew up in Singapore, where caning was standard, and, she says, common in her family. When she went off on her own, it took years before reconciliation. Now, her dad calls every week. “Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open” sounds like a great show, and in it, Yeo also plays the Chinese long zither.

“Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open” is at the El Centro Theatre in Hollywood (804 N. El Centro Ave) from November 16 – December 19.

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