Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven
by Young Jean Lee
Directed by Marissa Wolf
A Co-Production with Asian American Theater Company
Presented at The Thick House, 1695 18th St., SF
March 24-April 16, 2011
A satirical piece by the scathingly funny, award-winning Young Jean Lee, Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven takes the audience on a shockingly direct and unflinching dissection of race. Obliterating conventions of Asian stereotypes through its violent and explosive theatricality, Songs follows four Korean women on a wild journey—sometimes hilarious, other times squirm-inducing.
“Part performance art, part comic sketches, fights, dance, song and “reverse Bible study,” and at times strangely serious, [“Songs”] is a bracingly funny, at times disjointed but always provocative equal-opportunity offender.”
— San Francisco Chronicle, Rob Hurwitt
“Songs” is one of those theater experiences that wakes you up and makes you feel excited to be watching it minute after surprising minute, then makes you feel like you’ve completely missed it…It’s a theatrical explosion that stuns as much as it delights and discombobulates.”
–Theater Dogs, Chad Jones
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