Somebody's Daughter Announces Complete Cast for Second Stage Uptown
Chisa Hutchinson's world premiere finds its ensemble.
Second Stage Theatre Uptown has announced complete casting for Somebody's Daughter, a world premiere play written by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by May Adrales.
The ensemble will feature Vanessa Kai (The Architecture of Becoming), Collin Kelly-Sordelet (The Last Ship), Michelle Heera Kim, Rodney Richardson (Squash), David Shih (The Path), and Jeena Yi (Vietgone). Performances will begin May 23 in advance of an official June 6 opening at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.
Somebody's Daughter is described as follows in a press release: "Alex is a 15-year-old Asian-American girl going to extremes to get her own mother to notice her. She's a dream child — except to her parents, who wish she was a boy. Luckily she finds a sympathetic ear in Kate, her irreverent guidance counselor who knows all too well what it's like to walk in Alex's shoes. As three generations of women find their identity in question, each needs to decide who makes the rules and what happens when you break them."
The play is commissioned by Second Stage as part of the Time Warner Commissioning Program.