MARCH 2019 | Volume 177
Production photo by Nancy Caldwell.
The sharp differences but also similarities between two superpowers are highlighted in this thriller about an American photojournalist who is seeking the lone protester at Tiananmen Square, and a Chinese dissident who pays a heavy price for inciting unrest. This is a play about the new China and our relationship to it. The issues feel new, local, international, and urgent.
"This gloriously rich, mind-expanding play"
"Electrifying thriller" (The Guardian)
"Chimerica" was a term coined by economist Niall Ferguson to indicate the global dominance of the dual country that is China and America.
CHIMERICA stars Aurora Chan, Barbara Ellison, Claudia Golombiewski, Jaylon Han, Brian Hinson, Darryl B. King, Kylan Liu-Johnston, Alex Motherwell, Jordon Navratil, Olivia Poon, Tim Scott, Piril Sesli, Wynn Siu, Carri Toivanen, and Angus Yam. It is directed by Brian Parkinson, with technical direction by Michael Methot, lighting/projections design by Harika Xu and Vanka Salim, costume design by Liz Gao and Sherry Yang, sound design by Patrick Boudreau. Props & set dec by David Valentine, stage management by Becky Fitzpatrick. and production management by Fran Burnside.
CHIMERICA runs at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery) from Mar 29-Apr 21, Thursday through Sunday. All performances at 8 pm except Sundays Apr 1,14,21 when there is a 2pm matinée only (no evening performance).
Tickets are $22-$28, and are available on line at www.unitedplayers.com or at the door.
Preview: Mar 28, all tickets $14.00.
Talk Back session: after the show on April 4.
Reservations and info: phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 or visit www.unitedplayers.com.
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