"No genre sets a better test of a theater company's inventiveness, esprit de corps and sense of timing than farce. Mr. Woo is developing a keen appreciation of this fine art." -D. J. R. Bruckner, New York Times
Told through the perspective of a blind African?American musician, a young Asian-American and his Caucasian girlfriend visit China to rediscover his cultural roots. He is kidnapped for espionage purposes and somehow intersects with Ricky Nelson, Giggles the Clown, and a beaver named Yuri. Forbidden City Blues, by Alexander Woo, presents a clever, skewed view of China, America, relationships therein and points in between. Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents this culture-clash comedy for the new millennium as part of its 25th season. Ron Nakahara directs.
Opening night on Wednesday, March 20 has an early curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Special School Matinees:
Tuesdays and Wednesday at 11am
March 19th, 26th, 27th and April 3rd,10th
$10 per student (with a group of 10 or more) and one free teacher ticket per group. Includes a Study Guide. For more information on school matinees, call 212-505-5655
Thursday Night Socials! March 28th, April 4th & 11th
After the performance in the theatre; to meet with friends and mingle to music
Post Performance Discussion
Saturday, March 30th after the 2:30 Matinee, talk with director & cast.
Chat with Playwright Alexander Woo
After previews on Saturday, March 16th & Sunday,17th.