Center Theatre Group: Soft Power

Center Theatre Group: Soft Power

Featuring David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor Concentration Head, Playwriting, Theatre, Columbia University School of the Arts & Jeanine Tesori '83BC, Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre, Columbia University School of the Arts
Date and time 
May 3, 2018 - 8:00pm to Jun 10, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event type 
Alumni Artist Event

$30 - $130 

Center Theatre Group
601 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States

World Premiere

Hilariously provocative, what begins as a contemporary play bursts into a musical set in the future in this seductive World premiere by Tony Award® winner David Henry Hwang (Yellow Face, M. Butterfly). A beloved East-meets-West musical, China’s 21st-century rise, and a theatre company gala collide to make mayhem—and some beautiful music. Inspired by the West's often ridiculously inauthentic portrayals of Asia, Soft Power is a Center Theatre Group commission and the first collaboration between two of America's great theatre artists: Hwang and Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home).

soft pow·er (noun)

a persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of cultural influence.

Produced in association with East West Players.

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