by Chay Yew
directed by Blanka Zizka
May 21, 2003June 22, 2003

Journey where few Westerners ever go. . . the fascinating world of Chinese opera. Experience its startling sights and sounds. With breathtaking simplicity, an exciting new playwright evokes that ancient spectacle. Three main characters circle each other, in a battle of wits that slowly reveals a powerful tragedy. For there is more to their relationship than meets the eye. And there is more to this deceptively simple play. . . a personal story that opens up to reveal the ideological wounds of a great nation, and a whole era.

1997 Barrymore Award Winner
Outstanding Lighting Design (Russell H. Champa)
Outstanding Sound Design (James Sugg)


Jade Wu • Sonja Wong Pickford
Francis Jue • Hua Wai Mun
Lydia Look • Ling

Production Team

Klara Zieglerova • Set Designer
Hiroshi Iwasaki • Costume Designer
Russell H. Champa • Lighting Designer
James Sugg • Sound Designer