Stuck Elevator

April 4–28, 2013
World Premiere Musical Event

American Conservatory Theater
Music by Byron Au Yong
Libretto by Aaron Jafferis
Directed by Chay Yew

A visionary musical work inspired by the true story of a Chinese immigrant trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, A.C.T. continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage. A visionary musical work, Stuck Elevator is based on the true story of a Chinese deliveryman who was trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours. Sounding the alarm will open the doors to freedom, but calling for help also means calling for attention—with dire consequences for this undocumented immigrant. Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew—and introducing the prodigious work of a brilliant young composing team—Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas.