philip kan gotanda's the wind cries mary in chicago

For theater fans in Chicago, check out Philip Kan Gotanda's The Wind Cries Mary, an Asian American adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. Set in San Francisco, with a backdrop of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement and the Women's Liberation movement, the play tackles Asian American political and civil rights themes of the late 1960s.

The play runs from August 1-24, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. It's directed by Ghuon 'Max' Chung, and features Patrick Doolin, Marssie Mencotti, Mia Park, Allen Hope Sermonia, Joe Yau and Helen Young. All performances are at City Lit Theater in Chicago. General admission is $18, students and seniors $15 and groups of 10 or more at $12.

The Wind Cries Mary is produced by A-Squared Theatre Workshop, the only workshop in Chicago dedicated to the Asian American experience. For more information about the play and its Chicago run, including ticket and venue info, go to A-Squared's Myspace profile here.

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