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I Dream of Chang and Eng (PAST SHOW)

Friday, May 25, 2012 to Monday, June 4, 2012
Mainstage

Mainstage Theater

Presented by Theater Arts Department

by Philip Kan Gotanda

Directed by Gina Marie Hayes

I Dream of Chang and Eng follows the story of the original Siamese twins as they attempt to re-mount their successful European “freak-show” tour under the watchful eye of circus impresario P.T. Barnum. From this perspective, the twins look back on their life together – a childhood in Siam (Thailand), a long voyage across the ocean, life on a plantation in America – and their search for meaning in a life spent center stage.

Featuring puppetry, a greek chorus, and freak-show trickery, I Dream of Chang and Eng spans three continents and several decades in a sweeping, surrealistic journey of discovery.

"Famous 19th-century conjoined twins subject of new magical-realist play 'I Dream of Change and Eng' at UC Santa Cruz" -Santa Cruz Sentinel

 

Fri-Sun, May 25-27 and Thu-Sun, May 31-June 3

7:00 pm (Sundays at 3:00 pm)

Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

Running time: approx. 2 hrs 15 min (including one intermission)

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POST-SHOW TALK-BACKS after both Saturday performances!

Saturday, May 26

Director Gina Marie Hayes and members of the cast of "I Dream of Chang and Eng"

Saturday, June 2

Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, UCSC alumna and writer/performer Brenda Wong Aoki, and musician Mark Izu (supported by UCSC's Merrill College and UCSC Alumni Association Distinguished Visiting Professor Funding)

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Unreserved seating

$15 adults

$12 seniors (62+)

$12 students w/ ID

FREE for UCSC Students w/ ID

 

SPECIAL OFFER:  Buy-1-Get-1 FREE for Sunday, May 27 and Thursday, May 31 performances

Click HERE for 2-for-1 adult price tickets

Click HERE for 2-for-1 senior/student tickets

 

Tickets on sale ONLINE [click here] at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and Santa Cruz Civic (831-420-5260)

(Molly Intersimone's artwork used by permission)

 

Progam Credits

Cast

Chang.............................................Sutton Arabe

Eng...................................Kristopher Bumamglag

Good John.....................................Michael Becker

Learned Jack................................Dondre Coleman

Afong Moy...............................................Lynn He

Katherine Josephine...........................Alexandra Ho

Addie Yates.................................Dayna McKiernan

Barnum.............................................Justin Tandy

King of Siam.............................Christopher Waters

Production Personnel

Director.......................................Gina Marie Hayes

Technical Director...................................Erik LaDue

Set Designer........................Noah Berkowitz-Mitchell

Lighting Designer.......................Brandon Hawkinson

Sound Designer.....................................Justin Glatt

Media Designer......................................Marina Fini

Choreographer....................................Juliet Ulibarri

Costume Designer...........................Brooke Jennings

Mask Designer....................................Ashley Bowen

Props Master.....................................Zav Hershfield

Puppet Designer...................................Jessica Tran

Stage Manger..................................Marissa Putnick

Dramaturg........................................Mara Sherman

Assistant Director................................Annie Ritschel

Assistant Stage Manager...............Aurora Olmos-Gallo

Assistant Set Designer.....................James Kenworthy

Assistant Choreographer...................Darla MacDonald

Assistant Lighting Designer......................Wendy Burr

Assistant Costume......................................Designer

Production Assistant....................John Don Kincannon