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Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, breaking new ground through a new educational initiative and reaching out to elementary grade students and families with children, launches the 2018-2019 season with the New York premiere and holiday special of the playThe Emperor's Nightingale, by Damon Chua. Directed by Chongren Fan, the six-member cast features Leanne Cabrera, Ya Han Chang, Dinh James Doan, Jonathan Frye, Brian Kim, and Roger Yeh. Performances begin Sunday afternoon, November 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row(410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is Saturday afternoon, December 1, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

The Emperor's Nightingale by Damon Chua, directed by Chongren Fan, is a family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's story "The Nightingale," set in 18th century China, and brings to light the youthful exploits of the future Emperor Qianlong. This TYA production emphasizes the importance of leadership guided by a moral compass, through the story about two rival teen brothers competing for the throne. The play employs traditional Chinese lion dance, puppetry, and a pair of tigers and pandas to tell this fun, thrilling tale.

Tickets for The Emperor's Nightingale are priced at $30, plus $2.25 theater restoration fee, and will play the following performance schedule: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at, (212) 239-6200, or by visiting the box office.

There will be Special Student Matinee performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. To bring your school to a performance and more information, please email or call (212) 868-4030.

For more information about Pan Asian Rep, visit

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