Kung Fu

Kung Fu

by David Henry Hwang
     
 

"David Henry Hwang is one of the most intelligent and original voices in the American theater."—Detroit News

"David Henry Hwang is a true original. . . . Mr. Hwang's works have the verve of the well-made American stage comedies and yet, with little warning, they bubble over into the mystical rituals of Asian stagecraft."—The New York

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"David Henry Hwang is one of the most intelligent and original voices in the American theater."—Detroit News

"David Henry Hwang is a true original. . . . Mr. Hwang's works have the verve of the well-made American stage comedies and yet, with little warning, they bubble over into the mystical rituals of Asian stagecraft."—The New York Times

An invigorating depiction of international star Bruce Lee's journey from troubled youth to martial arts legend, David Henry Hwang's newest play blends dance, Chinese opera, martial arts and drama into a bold theatrical experience. Premiering Off-Broadway in winter 2014, Kung Fu follows Lee as he struggles to prove himself as a fighter, a husband, a father, and a man.

David Henry Hwang's plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1996 Obie Award, 1998 Tony nomination), Yellow Face (2008 Obie Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), FOB (1981 Obie Award), and Chinglish. His Broadway musicals include the books for Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival, 2003 Tony nomination), and Disney's Tarzan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559364805
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
05/16/2017
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


David Henry Hwang’s plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony Award nomination, 1997 Obie Award), Yellow Face (2008 Obie Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Chinglish, FOB (1981 Obie Award), The Dance and the Railroad (1982 Drama Desk Award nomination), Family Devotions (1982 Drama Desk Award nomination) and Bondage. He wrote the libretti for the Broadway musicals of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (co-author), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song (revival, 2002 Tony Award nomination) and Disney’s Tarzan. In opera, his libretti include four works with composer Philip Glass: The Voyage (Metropolitan Opera), 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, Sound and Beauty and Icarus at the Edge of Time; as well as Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar (two 2007 Grammy Awards), Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland (Opernwelt 2007 World Premiere of the Year) and Howard Shore’s The Fly. Mr. Hwang penned the feature films M. Butterfly, Golden Gate and Possession (co-author) and co-wrote the song “Solo” with Prince. He sits on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, and served by appointment of President Clinton on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

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