A New Play by Eugenie Chan
Produced by Eugenie Chan Theater Projects
in association with Intersection for the Arts with support from 6NewPlays
The Exit Theater
156 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
October 5 – 21, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Saturday matinees at 2 pm
Free Chinatown community performances
October 28 - 29, 2017
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Winner of the 2017 Rella Lossy Award!
Written by Eugenie Chan
Directed by Jessica Heidt
Inspired by the life of Chan’s great-grandmother, Madame Ho tells the fascinating story of a formidable Barbary Coast, San Francisco brothel madam, single mother, Chinese immigrant…and ghost. It is a tale of of survival and complicity, forming the first installment of a performance trilogy that captures the epic sweep of Chinese in the American West. Chan mines her real family history to unearth how a single mother struggles to raise a family while running a Chinatown brothel in the segregated world of the late 1800s.
With Bonnie Akimoto*, Rinabeth Apostol*, Lily Tung Crystal*, Lisa Hori-Garcia*, Christine Jamlig, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro*, Mimu Tsujimura, and erhu musician Alan Yip. Songs by Byron Au Yong.
Scenic Design by Randy Wong-Westbrooke
Lighting Design by Allen Willmer
Costume Design by Keiko Shimosato Carreiro
Props by Hector Zavala
Stage Manager: Sara Sparks*
Production Manager: Leanna Keyes
$20 online; $25 at the door
* Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association
With generous support from many generous individuals and funders: