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8.15.2014

'Big Trouble in Little China': The Play

Casting call seeks actors for theater production based on John Carpenter's 1986 cult classic



Got this casting call passed along to me, and I just had to say whaaaaaaat... So somebody is producing a play based on Big Trouble in Little China, to be staged in December at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco.

In John Carpenter's 1986 cult classic film, Kurt Russell stars as an all-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. It's full of martial arts and weird Asian magic shit. I've always felt a little ambivalent about the movie, but I know has a special place in the hearts of a lot of movie fans.

Ham Pants Productions and Foul Play Productions will be doing a limited run of two shows on December 12 and 13, and they're looking for primary actors for the main roles. You really can make a theater show out of anything. At least it's not a musical... right?

'Big Trouble in Little China'

Casting notice expires: September 12, 2014

Casting the play "Big Trouble in Little China." Production description: "An all-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. Based on the 1986 cult classic film, this play will take place at the historic Great Star Theater in San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood, where the original film was set."

Performs Dec. 12 & 13 in San Francisco, CA.

Stipend available.

SEEKING TALENT:

Jack Burton (Lead): Male, 18-37, Caucasian
must be physically able.

Wang (Supporting): Male, 18-37, Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
must be physically able, any martial arts skills a plus.

Egg Shen (Supporting): Male, 18+, Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
old man, or can look old with makeup.

Mao Yin (Supporting): Female, 18-37, Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander

Storm (Supporting): Male, 18+, Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander
must be physically capable, martial arts a big plus.

Bunraku Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities
must be physically able and experienced in Bunraku theater.

Fighter (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities
must be physically able, martial arts a plus.

I'm just wondering how they're going to pull off a live Lo Pan with crazy light stuff coming out of his eyes.

More here: CASTING CALL: Big Trouble in Little China