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USC CASA 2009 Culture Show - Unforgettable

The Chinese American Student Association is producing its 10th annual culture show! The story lies in 1936 Shanghai, a city unlike any other in the whole world, a heaven built on top of hell...

March 7, 2009 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The Storyline

It was a city unlike any other in the whole world, a heaven built on top of hell. Shanghai in the Early 20th Century was a conduit between East and West, where ancient secret societies and centuries-old Confucian customs met face-to-face with modern jazz bars and dance halls.

Across the Bund, Shanghai's famous riverfront, neon lights would warm the nights for migrant workers and foreigners alike. Yet beneath the surface of this cosmopolitan city, trouble was brewing. Moral corruption prevailed as rival gangs battled one another for control of the streets, while the impending threat of foreign invasion and the start of the Second World War loomed over the horizon.

It is here in Shanghai, in the Summer of 1936, that two Chinese American college students would return to the city of their birth in search of their troubled nation's true identity... as well as their own.

Click here for a video teaser and a musical teaser of the show!

About the CASA Culture Show

The University of Southern California's Chinese American Student Association
The Chinese American Student Association (CASA) was founded 12 years ago in 1996 to fulfill the growing needs of Chinese American students on the USC campus as well as to expose students to Chinese culture. CASA, a student run organization, strives to promote cultural awareness, serve the Asian American community, and encourage lifelong friendships and bonds amongst its members. These goals are accomplished through events and activities that blend the richness of our historic culture along with the constant change in our modern culture.

The 10th Annual CASA Culture Show

This year marks a special milestone, as CASA is producing its 10th Annual Culture Show. In tribute to this momentous occassion, we hope to put on a show that not only honors the past, but builds a legacy for Asian Americans at USC and the community at large.

Unforgettable will open on March 7th, 2009 at the University of Southern California's Bovard Auditorium. CASA has assembled a cast of extremely gifted Asian American students to bring you the most impressive culture show USC has ever seen! In addition, CASA is producing this show with original music and lyrics, original choreography, and brand new sets!

Please save the date! We hope to see you on Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at Bovard Auditorium!

For more detailed information about the show and CASA, please download our press kit, available in English and Chinese: [English] [Chinese]

Tickets are FREE for USC students with valid ID!

For non-USC guests, tickets are $7.00 each. Please visit our online store for tickets!