New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is presenting Celine Song’s Endlings, with performances beginning on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Sunday, March 29, 2020. Opening night is set for Monday, March 9. Endlings is written by Celine Song (Tom & Eliza) and will be directed by Sammi Cannold (Evita at City Center).
On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos-sea women-spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a Korean-Canadian playwright, twice an immigrant, spends her days wrestling with the expectation that she write “authentic” stories about her identity. This “fascinating, audacious and deftly satirical” new play by Celine Song, directed by Sammi Cannold, questions what we inherit and challenges who dictates the terms.
This production of Endlings originated at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University.
The cast will include Wai Ching Ho (“Daredevil”) as Han Sol, Emily Kuroda (“Gilmore Girls”) as Go Min, and Jo Yang (Comfort Women) as Sook Ja. The rest of the company includes Matt DaSilva (Ragtime on Ellis Island) as White Stage Manager, Miles G. Jackson (“The Last O.G.”) as White Husband, Mark Mauriello (OSCAR at The Crown) as White Stage Manager/Turtle, Jiehae Park (Sleep) as Ha Young, Keith Pinault (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as White Stage Manager, Andy Talen (Sleep No More) as White Stage Manager.
Endlings will feature scenic design by Emmy Award winner Jason Sherwood (Sojourners/Her Portmanteau), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (The Great Society), lighting design by Tony Award winner Bradley King (Hadestown), and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop (An Ordinary Muslim) & Ien DeNio (Rinse, Repeat). Alfredo Macias (The Play That Goes Wrong) will serve as stage manager.
Single tickets for Endlings will start at $35 and vary by performance date and time. $25 tickets are available for the first two CHEAPTIX performances on February 19th and 20th.
In order to provide access to those in their surrounding community and those with income limitations, NYTW launched CHEAPTIX, an affordable ticket program. At the first two performances of every NYTW production, tickets are sold to the general public for just $25. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, online at NYTW.org or by phone from the NYTW Box Office at 212-460-5475. Standard ticketing fees apply.
Additionally, a $25 day-of CHEAPTIX RUSH will be available for young people, seniors, artists and Lower East Side residents. Rush tickets are subject to availability and are sold cash-only, limit two per person. Proper identification is required for all rush tickets. Youth (ages 25 and under) and seniors (ages 65+) may present an ID indicating date-of-birth; Artists may present an ID and a program or union card; Lower East Side residents may present an ID that includes your address.
There is also a special coupon code for Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) members (ENDLINGSA4) and CAATA members (CAATA).
The performance schedule for Endlings is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. Exceptions: there will be no performance on Saturday, February 22 at 2pm; Tuesday, March 10; and Sunday March 22 at 7pm.
NYTW is currently represented on Broadway by Hadestown, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, written by Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell, developed with and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the filmsWolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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