Mental illness has fascinated screenwriters and playwrights for years. In "99 Histories," we see how cultural bias can warp a family’s ability to talk about it. The play examines how a Korean immigrant mother and her American-born daughter alternatively confront – and deny – the daughter's emergent mental illness.
"99 Histories" is making its L.A. debut with the Asian-American theater troupe known as Artists at Play. The troupe hopes its production (which runs through October 5th at the Lounge Theater 2 in Hollywood) will, in the words of psychologist Michi Fu who is consulting on the show, be "the Asian American live version of 'A Beautiful Mind.'"