A revival of August Strindberg’s A DREAM PLAY in a new adaptation by Sung Rno and Andrew Pang, directed by Mr. Pang, is the latest offering from the OBIE Award-winning National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue (entrance on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring) in New York, with performances through April 13. Tickets are $25. For Tickets & Information, please visit www.here.org or call 212-352-3101.
In A DREAM PLAY, Tina Chilip portrays Agnes, a god’s daughter, who has lost her way and finds herself falling to the third sphere from the sun, “the densest and heaviest of the spheres that roam in space.” Her father encourages her to descend and observe the “Creator’s children” saying that the world is “not the best for sure, but not the worst. Have courage, child, ’tis but a trial.” Agnes observes at first but, drawn to the human beings she encounters, decides to participate in their lives to better understand them.
The cast of A DREAM PLAY also features Alexis Camins, Rica de Ocampo, Siho Ellsmore, Eston Fung, Jojo Gonzalez, David Shih, Sophia Skiles, Dax Valdes, and Brent Yoshikami.
A DREAM PLAY has scenic design by Joseph Lark-Riley, costumes design by Alice Tavener, lighting design by Sarah Lurie, and sound design by Alex Hawthorn. Dax Valdes is the choreographer.
A DREAM PLAY will be performed Mondays – Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. from Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, April 13th. There will be no performances on April 6 (4:00), and April 8.
Sung Rno’s plays — which include GRAVITY FALLS FROM TREES, wAve, THE TRAJECTORY OF A HEART, FRACTURE and KONISHIKI, MON AMOUR — have been produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company, East West Players, Dance Theatre Workshop, Immigrants Theater Project and NY International Fringe Festival. Andrew Pang is an actor/director who has performed with NAATCO, Ma-Yi and Pan Asian Rep and with the Steppenwolf Theatre in productions directed by Frank Galati.
Now in its 23rd season, the OBIE Award-winning NAATCO was created to provide opportunities for Asian American actors, directors, and designers. NAATCO has presented a host of classic works, adaptations of these works by Asian American Playwrights, and has produced original work by non-Asian American Playwrights, presenting these with all Asian American casts. Recent productions include the Drama Desk nominated A PLAY ON WAR (an adaptation of Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE, nominated for Outstanding Music in a Play), and the critically acclaimed THE SEAGULL. Other notable productions include OTHELLO, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, OUR TOWN, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, William Finn’s FALSETTOLAND, ANTIGONE, IVANOV, THE DISPUTE, the world premieres of Karen Hartman’s LEAH’S TRAIN, Catherine Filloux’s EYES OF THE HEART, Michael Golamco’s COWBOY V. SAMURAI, and the rolling world premiere of Jordan Harrison’s FUTURA.
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