45th Art and Action Gala
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre kicks off its 45th Milestone Season of recovery and healing with the annual 43rd Art and Action Gala Dinner.
The season of live entertainment begins after the new year with the return engagement of the hit Off-Broadway play The Emperor’s Nightingale by Damon Chua (January 15 – 30, 2022) at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), and continues with the World Premiere of the new play Citizen Wong by Richard Chang (April 11-30, 2022) in the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street). Closing out the 2021-2022 season is the annual play festival NuWorks 2022 (June 17 – 30, 2022). The season will also include the popular staged reading series’: Day of Remberance (February 2022) and Asian Heritage (May 2022).
The Emperor's Nightingale
at Theatre Row
January 15 - January 30, 2022
The 2021-2022 season of LIVE theater beginning after the new year and celebrating the Lunar New Years is the annual return engagement of the acclaimed 2018 production of The Emperor’s Nightingale by Damon Chua (Incident at Hidden Temple), is a family-friendly staged adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Nightingale,” set in 18th century China, and brings to light the youthful exploits of the future Emperor Qianlong. This production employs traditional Chinese puppetry, folk songs and new illustrations teaching the art of Chinese calligraphy. Nominated by the Off-Broadway Alliance for “Best Family Show”, this TYA production emphasizes the importance of leadership guided by a moral compass, through the story about two rival teen brothers competing for the throne. Directed by Chongren Fan (Lost in Shanghai), the limited return engagement is set to begin performances on Saturday afternoon, January 15, 2022 and will conclude Sunday afternoon, January 30, 2022 at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).