aatc presents songs of the dragons flying to heaven, march 24 - april 16

If you're in the Bay Area, and want to see something a little bit different... check out the Asian American Theater Company's latest production, the west coast premiere of Young Jean Lee's Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, now playing through April 16 at the Thick House in San Francisco. Take a look at this crazy-ass trailer:

And here's the synopsis:
A satirical play by the scathingly funny, award-winning Young Jean Lee, Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven takes the audience on a shockingly funny dissection of race. Obliterating conventions of Asian stereotypes through its violent and explosive theatricality, Songs follows four Korean women on a wild journey—sometimes hilarious, often times squirm-inducing. A Tarantino-esque collage of dance, monologues, scenes, and violence hilariously flood the stage where nothing is sacred, but everything is incisive and intelligent. New York Magazine calls Songs "the strongest indication that the avant-garde isn’t dead, and has never been funnier," while Time Out New York hails Lee as "one of the best experimental playwrights in America."
This definitely doesn't sound like the usual pedantic race talk that often worms its way into Asian American theater pieces. This sounds like it's going to kick your ass a little bit. For more information about the play, go to the Asian American Theater Company website here. And to purchase tickets, go to the Eventbee website here.

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