'The Joy Luck Club' Opens Tonight Nov.7

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre opens their 31st season with a new production of The Joy Luck Club, a play by Susan Kim adapted from the acclaimed novel by Amy Tan; opening tonight Wednesday November 7 at 7PM at the Julia Miles Theatre (424 W. 55th Street between 9th & 10th Aves). With direction and musical staging by Pan Asian Rep's Artistic Director, Tisa Chang, performances through November 25.

"Set in San Francisco in the 80's, The Joy Luck Club follows four Mahjong playing mothers from different provinces in China and their relationships with their American born daughters. This re-envisioning captures the historical sweep and operatic grandeur of feudal China and the dynamic pulse of modern America," explain press notes.

The cast includes Pan Asian veterans Lydia Gaston, Wai Ching Ho, Dian Kobayashi and Virginia Wing as the mothers as well as the next generation of artists: Tina Chilip, Sacha Iskra, Han Nah Kim, and Rosanne Ma.  Other veterans include: Carol Honda, Scott Klavan, Kathleen Kwan, Ming Lee, Tom Matsusaka, Les J. N. Mau, and  Hanh T. Thuc Tran.

The set design is by Kaori Akazawa; costume design by Carol Pelletier; lighting design by Victor En Yu Tan; and sound design by Tyrone Sanders.

Show times are Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30PM with matinees on Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $50. Senior tickets are $35. Student tickets are $20. For tickets, call Telecharge.com (212) 239-6200. Discounted rates available for groups of 15 or more are available by calling 212-868-4030.

School matinees are available for booking on Tuesday, November 13 at 11AM For bookings or more information, call (212) 868-4030.

Thanksgiving Week schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3PM.

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