The Asian-American experience in the U.S. from the Civil War to present-day is depicted in an unprecedented, cross-cultural fashion with The Square. This unique theatrical event is comprised of 16 brief new plays by some of the country's leading playwrights, half Asian-American, half not.
Created and curated by Lisa Peterson and Chay Yew, and directed by Peterson, the performance is set in and around a square in New York's Chinatown, and weaves together plays by Bridget Carpenter, Ping Chong, Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Maria Irene Fornes, Philip Kan Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Robert O'Hara, Han Ong, Jose Rivera, Diana Son, Alice Tuan, Mac Wellman, and Chay Yew.
There is a 5pm Gala Benefit on Sunday, October 28. Tickets for the performance followed by a Chinese Banquet Dinner at Evergreen Restaurant (Broadway at 10th St.) are $150. For reservations, call 212-581-8896