The Brothers Paranormal comes to East West Players


East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running Asian American theater and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works presents The Brothers Paranormal. Written by East West Players multi-produced playwright Prince Gomolvilas and directed by Jeff Liu, The Brothers Paranormal performs November 17 through December 11, 2022, with opening night on Sunday, November 20.

After a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts,” two Thai brothers struggle to launch a ghost-hunting business. The two brothers–one born in Thailand and the other in the American Midwest–are called to investigate the paranormal hauntings at the home of an African-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina in this supernatural thriller. A suspenseful, humorous, and compassionate exploration of the trauma of leaving home, whether crossing the country, the globe, or over from the other side.

“We couldn’t be more excited to conclude our 56th season with a play by EWP alum Prince Gomolvilas,” shares East West Players producing artistic director Snehal Desai. “The Brothers Paranormal was first presented by EWP as a Writers Gallery reading in association with the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in 2012. It’s been incredible to watch this show develop since that reading and to now be able to present it in the context of our season’s focus of centering the intersection between the Black and Asian communities.  From its premiere in NYC with Pan Asian Rep, The Brothers Paranormal has had productions across the country and we are so proud to be able to bring it home and present its LA premiere.”

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The cast of The Brothers Paranormal comprises David Huynh* (Netflix’s The Sinner, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) as Max, Roy Vongtama* (EWP’s Man of God, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre’s The Brothers Paranormal world premiere) as Visarut, Tamika Simpkins (Doubt; Die, Mommie, Die!) as Delia, Jasper Louis as Felix (Theatre Diaspora’s The Brothers Paranormal), Emily Kuroda* (Fast Company, Our Town, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre’s The Brothers Parnormal, over 30 productions at EWP) as Tasanee, and Pearrie Hammie (Thailand’s Top Artists, Prissana the Musical) as Jai. Daniel Kim (Bel-Air on Peacock) understudies Max and Visarut. Ratana (Genshin Impact, Fire Emblem) understudies Jai and Tasanee.

All performances of The Brothers Paranormal are presented at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in Little Tokyo. The Brothers Paranormal performs November 17 through December 11, with opening night occurring Sunday, November 20. Performance times Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday are at 8pm, with additional 2 PM matinees on Saturday and 5pm performances on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from $39 to $59. A Pay-What-You-Can performance is scheduled for Monday, November 28 at 8PM. East West Players will host a Black Affinity Night performance of The Brothers Paranormal on Friday, December 2.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (213) 625-7000. At time of purchase please mention any wheelchair/accessible seating needs. Student, senior, and group discounts are available.

EWP has implemented numerous COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure that artists and audience members are able to safely enjoy their experience. For more information, please visit