Disco Era Drama WILD CHILD Set for Workshop Production on 4/24
New York City in 1977 and Chinese-American, native New Yorker, free spirit Susan Li is disregarded by her image conscious family and badgered by her younger corporate climbing brother. When she befriends a Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD and recovering from heroin addiction, and when a long lost Afro-Chinese Bahamian aunt shows up on the family's doorstep sets in motion a train wreck waiting to happen.
"Wild Child" is the third play in the trilogy of society's so-called "bad girls" "Women you Thought You Knew" asking the question who are they really? And what are their stories? Each story is women driven with a multi-ethnic cast. "Wild Child" shows Asians as being very much a part of the tapestry of NYC's underground arts, and club scene during the sexy 1970's a la Yoko Ono, whose life serendiptiously parallels the life of our protagonist. True to the mission of writer and director Stephanie Lynn Wilson, "Wild Child" looks at social issues, shares little known history, and provides strong roles for women and other underrepresented groups through engrossing storytelling. "Wild Child" looks at the early Asian presence in the Caribbean and the Afro-Chinese experience, mental illness, veterans issues, and how history and culture influence the family dynamic. The workshop production will go up for 1 performance at 3pm on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at the Kraine Theatre located at 85 East 4th Street, NYC. Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets go to: trilogywomen.eventbrite.com/
Look for the full production of the entire trilogy, along with Ms. Wilson's Creole historical drama is slated for later this year as a play series "Edgy Ladies on Stage".
The cast introduces the production below!