The Dance and the Railroad is an Early Asian American Classic

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Artists at Play

in partnership with A Noise Within present a reading of

The Dance and the Railroad

By David Henry Hwang

Directed byKatherine Chou

Choreography byAnnie Yee

Stage Management by Karin Naono

Featuring Hao Feng and Dylan Locke

Set against the backdrop of the Chinese railroad workers’ strike of 1867, The Dance and the Railroad explores the lives of two laborers: the optimistic and idealistic Ma and the pragmatic and independent Lone. Over the course ofthe strike, the two men talk about their past lives in China, wants for the future, and what it means to chase the American Dream in Gold Mountain.

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Artists at Play explores the canon of Asian American theatre with a classic written by David Henry Hwang.

May 19-22, 2023

Friday, May 19, at 8 pm

Saturday, May 20, at 8 pm

Sunday, May 21, at 2 pm (post-show talkback) Monday, May 22, at 7 pm

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Tickets for this performance are Pay What You Choose with price options at $20, $30, and $50.

Higher-priced ticket options help support Artists at Play and A Noise Within.


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