THE PRINCESS’ NIGHTINGALE
by DAMON CHUA
directed by RANDY REYES
May 4 - 19, 2018
A THRILLING NEW ADAPTATION OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S THE NIGHTINGALE.
In eighteenth century China, the prince and the princess of the dynasty embark on a magical competition to learn the wonders of their land. Will they be distracted by the glitter of royalty and fantastical entertainment or will they learn the lessons of the Nightingale and see the world with compassionate eyes? A co-production with Theater Mu, the region’s leading theatre celebrating Asian artists and culture, this production is sure to dazzle with music, dance, puppetry, and a heart-felt story of learning to see the world.
May 4 - 19, 2018
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THE PRINCESS’ NIGHTINGALE will take place at SteppingStone Theatre located at 55 N Victoria St, St Paul, MN 55104
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MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT
Damon Chua is a New York-based playwright, poet, fiction writer and producer. Originally from Singapore, Damon now calls Jackson Heights his home. Damon is a member of The Public Theater Emerging Writers Group 2014-15 and Ma-Yi Theater’s Writers Lab in New York. His stint at The Public Theater was supported by a Time Warner Foundation grant. He is the recipient of a 2015 Dramatists Guild Fund #writechange scholarship and a 2014 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus and the Proscenium Journal, Damon received an Ovation Award for Best New Play and has obtained support from UNESCO and the Durfee Foundation. Damon’s plays have been staged in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and presented in several states. They also have been seen in London, Singapore and Toronto. In 2015, he made his Off-Broadway debut through Pan Asian Repertory Theatre with this full-length noir drama Film Chinois.