Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that performances begin tonight for GOLDEN CHILD by David Henry Hwang, directed by Leigh Silverman. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Tickets for the already announced, one week extension are $75. The production runs from October 23 through December 9 and opens November 13 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
GOLDEN CHILD is the first show in Signature Theatre’s Residency One: David Henry Hwang Series. A new production of his play THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD, directed by May Adrales, and the new play KUNG FU, directed by Leigh Silverman, will also be part of this series.
The cast includes Tina Chilip (Leviathan Lab’s Twelfth Night) as Servant / Ghost, Nadia Gan (Mirror Rep’s The Shanghai Gesture) as Servant / Ghost, Lesley Hu (off-Broadway debut) as Eng Eling / third wife, Jennifer Lim (Broadway’s Chinglish) as Eng Luan / second wife, Matthew Maher (CSC’s The School for Lies) as Reverend Baines, Annie Q (”Are We There Yet?”) as Eng Ahn , Tony Award nominee Julyana Soelistyo (original Broadway cast of Golden Child) as Eng Siu-Young / first wife, and Greg Watanabe (MyNetworkTV’s “Watch Over Me”) as Grandson / Eng Tieng Bin.
After three years working abroad, a Chinese businessman sets off a dangerous power struggle in his polygamous Chinese household. Inspired by his own family history, David Henry Hwang’s 1997 Obie Award-winning and 1998 Tony nominated GOLDEN CHILD explores the often-painful process through which change comes to people and cultures.
The design team includes Neil Patel (Scenic Designer), Anita Yavich (Costume Designer), Matt Frey (Lighting Designer), Darron L West (Sound Designer), Darrel Maloney (Projection Designer), Tom Watson (Hair and Wig Design), Deb Hecht (Dialect Coach) and Qian Yi (Movement Consultant). David H. Lurie is Production Stage Manager.
To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call the Signature Theatre Box Office (212-244-7529) or visit signaturetheatre.org.