Date(s) - 07/08/2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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SOFT POW • ER (NOUN): a persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of cultural influence.
A contemporary comedy explodes into a musical fantasia in the first collaboration between two of America’s great theatre artists: Tony Award® winners David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Flower Drum Song) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). Soft Power rewinds our recent political history and plays it back through a Chinese lens: a future, beloved East-meets-West musical.
A Chinese executive in 2016 America finds himself falling in love with a good-hearted U.S. leader, as the power balance between their two countries starts to shift and a new world order arrives. As original as it is topical, Soft Power overflows with the romance, laughter, and cultural confusions of the golden age of Broadway. Hwang and Tesori have created one of the most eagerly anticipated new works of the year.
“There is a rare kind of electricity that only happens around bonafide geniuses in close collaboration. You don’t want to miss it.”
– Carole Shorenstein Hays
ArtsEarth Review Article: Soft Power: Musical in Review by Natalie Wiser
- ASL and Audio Described: 6/30 matinee
- Post-show talkback with David Henry Hwang: 6/22
- Open Caption: 7/1 matinee