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Added Show for "Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven"

Added Show for "Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven"


EVOLVE Announces Added Show for Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven

Tickets Only $10 for Industry Appreciation Night, April 25th

(Honolulu, HI)— EVOLVE Theatre Company is very happy to announce an added performance for the Hawai‘i premiere of Young Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, directed by top O‘ahu director Reiko Ho. As a courtesy for fellow theatre artists who may have concurrent productions running the same weekends as Songs of the Dragons, EVOLVE would like to invite these theatre ‘ohana to see the show on an open weeknight: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30pm. The general public is also more than welcome to attend on this special Industry Appreciation night. Also, as an added show of camaraderie and community, tickets for this performance are only $10.

“Playwright Young Jean Lee’s worst nightmare was to make a predictable, confessional Korean-American identity play with a flowery Asian-sounding title. So that’s exactly what she did. Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven follows a character named “Korean-American” as she navigates the increasingly disturbing levels of a pseudo-Korean world like a contestant in an identity-politics video game. "Have you ever noticed how most Asian Americans are slightly brain- damaged from having grown up with Asian parents?" begins Korean-American, protagonist of Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven by Lee, whose explorations of stereotypes of race, gender, and religion are unflinching—and seat-squirming funny.” –www.youngjeanlee.org

“Scathingly mischievous... Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven is a provocateur's funny, guns-blazing take on the utter banality of ethnic stereotypes and other cross- cultural outrages. In its slyly eccentric way, it's an evening of enlightenment.” –Peter Marks, Washington Post

“Part performance art, part comic sketches, fights, dance, song and ‘reverse Bible study,’ and at times strangely serious, Dragons is a bracingly funny...always provocative equal-opportunity offender.” –Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Gate

“Miss Lee has a talent for evocative and sometimes grotesque imagery, and on the attack she is at the height of her powers.” –New York Times

Do not miss Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven! Starring a diverse array of talents from O‘ahu’s various theatre houses: Eun Ho Lee (UchinaAloha) as Korean- American, Maila Rondero Kaneaiakala(The Statehood Project, Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre) as Korean 1, Denise-Aiko Chinen (Romeo and Juliet, The Full Monty) as Korean 2, and Jocelyn Maki‘ilei Ishihara (Home, Little Big Eye) as Korean 3, Amy K. Sullivan (The Best Man, Stage Kiss) as White Person 1, and Jeff Juett (Go for Broke, The Realistic Joneses) as White Person 2. Playing for two weekends only at the Ong King Arts Center, this show is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the spring theatre season!

For more information, please contact Director Ho or EVOLVE Artistic Director Troy M. Apostol at evolvetheatrecompany@gmail.com.

The new Ong King Arts Center
1154 Fort Street Mall (Please note new location) 

Fri, April 20, 7:30pm
Sat, April 21, 7:30pm
Sun, April 22, 3:30pm
Wed, April 25, 7:30pm ***ADDED SHOW*** 
Fri, April 27, 7:30pm
Sat, April 28, 7:30pm
Sun, April 29, 3:30pm


Regular Run:
$20 online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3374189 
$25 at the door. Box office opens one hour before curtain.

Special Industry Appreciation Night:

$10 online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3374189, and at the door. Box office opens one hour before curtain.

Please note:
• The show contains adult themes and situations, and profanity.

"Songs of the Dragons" Hit that Right Note

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The Leeward Theatre presents Haʻina ka puana

The Leeward Theatre presents Haʻina ka puana