Local performer and writer Susan Lieu had her one-woman drama “140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother” pretty much perfected, in terms of performance, by the time she left town for a 10-city tour. But she didn’t figure on certain kinds of offstage drama.
Parent-child relationships, loss, beauty, and forgiveness
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Susan Lieu was just 11 years old when she saw her mother for the last time. That morning, Lieu and her mother, Phuong Ha, got into a fight — Lieu had been forbidden from trying out for the volleyball team. Distraught, Lieu told Ha she hated her. And with […]