SONGS OF THE DRAGONS FLYING TO HEAVEN Opens Tonight at Chelsea Theatre Works
An in-your-face skewering of identity politics that culminates in a perverse, soul-baring love scene between two Caucasians
Provocative writer/director Young Jean Lee's worst nightmare was to make a predictable, confessional Korean-American identity play with a flowery Asian-sounding title. So that's exactly what she did.Full of blunt observations and unexpected turns, Lee's warped, funny take on her heritage raises difficult questions about race, culture, and identity that leave the audience uneasy, exhilarated, and grappling for answers.
"The best parodies start with great titles. So Young Jean Lee's hysterically funny "Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven" is perfect, because the show is actually about minority rage, mudfish in tofu, femininity's inner viciousness and a secret Korean plot to rule the world."
-Anita Gates, The New York Times
Performances of Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven are tonght, December 27, 2013-January 11, 2014
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Mon. Dec. 30 at 8:00, Sun. at 3:00
Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $15 students
Recommended for Mature Audiences
Performances will be followed by a Reception with the actors in the Gallery.
December 27, 2013-January 11, 2014 Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.