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The Empress of China

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The Empress of China

Time: June 9, 2011 at 7:30pm to June 15, 2011 at 10pm
Location: Theater for the New City
Street: 155 First Avenue
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: http://www.theaterforthenewci…
Event Discipline: theater, theatre, performance, yangtze, chinese, playwright
Organized By: Wayne Chang
Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2011

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Yangtze Theatre Repertory of America presents "The Empress of China"

“The Empress of China” is set in the year of 1784 during the 49th year of the reign of the Qing Emperor. Blending significant historical figures and fictional characters, it examines the initial encounter for two peoples of drastically diverse experience and exceedingly different ways of looking at themselves and at the world. In the forbidden encounter between the dashing Supercargo of The Empress of China, Samuel Shaw, and the young beautiful Purple Lotus, daughter of a rich Chinese merchant, a common language was found in their belief in trust, honor, and integrity. The play offers historical insights into the Chinese ways and American efforts to establish the new country’s place in the world.



June 3rd to 26th, 2011

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 3 PM.

Additional performance Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 PM


The cast is led by Andrei Drooz and Annie Q. as the romantic leads and also features a large multi-ethnic cast that includes William Allgood, Sergio Mauritz Ang, Jason DeShen Cao, Harris Diano, Teresa Du, Bill Engst, Stephan Goldbach, Kwan ShuMei, Arthur Lai, Lin Ying, Joanne Liu, Mike J. McNulty, Katelynn Mory, B J Peterson, Craig Kelton Peterson, Wilson Pok, Gary Sugai, Lantie Tom, Dennis Tsiu and Alan Lei Zhou. Set design will be provided by Lauren Rockman; lighting by Joyce Liao and costumes by Xu HaoJian/Edmond Wong. Other creative personnel include: James Gitsham (fencing master), David ChienHui Shen (Martial arts/dance choreography), Yuen Cheuk-Wa (original score), Su Sheng (Musical Consultant), Lin Ying (Production Assistant) and Sheena L. Young (Stage Manager).


Tickets $30/TDF; Students & Seniors: $25; groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount.

Special "pay what you can" performance on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 PM


** If you personally know someone in the cast, production crew, or the theater company, mention the full name at the box office to get 20% off discount **

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