Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company
World PremiereMay 10 – July 1, 2007
The Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center
135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions and Parking
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213-628-2772 or online
Contact by email Phone: (213)972-7231 Price Discounts (pdf)
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2 hrs, 20 mins with intermission
$20 - $55
Neighborhood Night with Special Guests Fri, May 18, 8pm Reception following
Deaf Audience Theatre Experience and Audio Described Sat, Jun 23, 2:30pm Stage Talks (post-play discussions) Tues eves May 29 & Jun 19; Sun mat Jun 17
Guide for Parents
Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are not admitted.
Laurence Vittes, The Hollywood Reporter (full review online)
A wild satire about cultural identity involves family politics, international intrigue and Senate investigators – all in pursuit of the ever-elusive truth. After inadvertently casting a white actor in the Asian lead role, the author finds himself in an embarrassing, ironic and hilarious position that takes the PC out of PC.
Los Angeles-born playwright David Henry Hwang received the Tony Award for his Broadway debut, M. Butterfly, co-wrote the book for Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical Aida, and wrote the book for Disney’s Broadway musical Tarzan. His adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in 2001.
Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times (full review online)
Bob Verini, Variety (not available online)
Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly (full review online)
By ELAINE DUTKA
Native Angeleno David Henry Hwang became the first—and only—Asian American playwright to reach Broadway when his 1988 Tony Award®- winning M. Butterfly took off. read more online...
In a world where fact and fiction blur, sometimes invention is the shortest route to truth.
By David Henry Hwang, Special to The Times
We live in a time when reality has evidently trumped fiction. The novel loses readers, as narrative nonfiction and memoirs gain in popularity. Reality television, once derided as a fad, is apparently here to stay. Young people abandon the so-called old media to post anecdotes from their lives and videos of their activities online. In theater, docudramas, in which quotes from real people are dramatized, have become more present on our stages. Today, truth is not only stranger than fiction, it also seems to be more popular. Read more online at calendarlive.com
Presented by Center Theatre Group and The Public Theater in association with East West Players.