Golden Child News

Identity in Motion: Tony Award Winner David Henry Hwang Discusses Golden Child, Hybrid Americans, and Silk Road Theatre Project by R. Sheth

Silk Road Theatre Project
News Release
January 9, 2007

The issues portrayed in Golden Child are incredibly important to modern society. As borders begin to fade and globalization becomes more commonplace, it is important to examine the consequences of these events to the cultures they affect.

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A Golden Child on the Silk Road by R. Sheth

Performink Chicago
By Kerry Reid
March 16, 2007

He's a Tony-winning and Pulitzer-nominated playwright who has also written librettos for projects ranging from Philip Glass operas to Disney musical behemoths such as Aida and Tarzan (and he even co-wrote a song with Prince). Yet it's taken 10 years for his last non-musical Broadway show to reach Chicago audiences – and it probably wouldn't have happened without Silk Road Theatre Project.

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Hwang’s day journey: A decade after its premiere, David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child plays Chicago by R. Sheth

TimeOut Chicago
March 7, 2007
By Christopher Piatt

This week [playwright David Henry Hwang's] last Broadway straight play, 1998’s short-lived China-set Golden Child, finally gets its Midwest premiere at Silk Road Theatre Project. We asked him about that, and his in-between trysts with a certain mouse.

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Top Ten Picks of the Season by R. Sheth

Chicago Tribune
By Chris Jones
January 7, 2007

Specializing in works by playwrights of Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean backgrounds, Silk Road has grown exponentially over the last couple of seasons -- this little non-profit troupe has a beautiful new space in the basement of the Chicago Temple in the heart of Chicago's Loop. It has also snagged the rights to the Midwest premiere of this widely admired drama by David Henry Hwang about the conflict between Midwestern modernity and Eastern traditionalism that roiled China in the early 1900s.

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