THE GOLDEN DRAGON

 

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"I would so love to be the way I was once."

A warm summer evening at The Golden Dragon, where the staff serves Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine to strangers who pass through its doors. Next door, a convenience store and its curious proprietor. Upstairs, a warehouse containing an unspeakable secret. As the evening progresses, the stories of the Dragon’s patrons and staff slowly unravel and intertwine, with all the shock, intrigue and danger of the international city at their core. Sideshow once again teams with playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig (Idomeneus) to tell a fast-paced and sweeping fable of culture clash in modern life in the long-awaited Chicago premiere of The Golden Dragon. A dynamic ensemble of five actors embodies nearly twenty characters, and their intersecting desire for power exposes the raw nerve at the center of a newly globalized world.

 

Approximate run time: 65 minutes, without intermission

The Golden Dragon is recommended for mature audiences.

 

January 18 - February 23, 2014

Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

This program is partially supported by a grant

from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

 Highly Recommended!

"Enthralling... though brief, this incredibly intense work is completely satisfying."

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 

"Jonathan L. Green and Marti Lyons's stylish staging, featuring Sideshow's usual high level of production design and a crack ensemble of actors mostly unknown to me, make this a Dragon worth chasing."

Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

 

"Recommended! The entire cast is expert in their handlisg of the various roles... The journey Sideshow Theatre Company presents in this complex production is one worth taking."

Ray Rehayem, New City

 

"The humanity and humor of the stories told in Sideshow Theatre Company's The Golden Dragon promises to deeply move you... I was moved nearly to tears."

Colleen Cottet, Edge Chicago

 

★★★1/2!

"A tautly-paced and striking production... striking visuals that burn an afterimage into the mind."

Kerstin Broockmann, Chicago Stage Standard

 

"The Golden Dragon knocks you off your feet... when the production is done, you are left speechless."

Clare Kosinski, Chicago Theatre Review

 

"That you will never again take the kitchen worker in your take-out joint for granted in the same way makes the case for this play all the more."

Amy Munice, Chicago Splash

 

"Must see! Showcases the talents of five actors at the top of their game."

Colin Douglas, Centerstage Chicago

 

"Complex and fascinating."

Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times

 

"The play works beautifully. Acting needs to carry the day and the five excellent actors, especially Deanna Myers, rise masterfully to the occasion."

Margaret Eva, Chicago Critic

by Roland Schimmelpfennig

directed by Jonathan L. Green and Marti Lyons

 

January 18 - February 23, 2014

Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Run time: 65 minutes, without intermission

The Golden Dragon is recommended for mature audiences.

A warm summer evening at The Golden Dragon, where the staff serves Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine to strangers who pass through its doors. Next door, a convenience store and its curious proprietor. Upstairs, a warehouse containing an unspeakable secret. As the evening progresses, the stories of the Dragon’s patrons and staff slowly unravel and intertwine, with all the shock, intrigue and danger of the international city at their core. Sideshow once again teams with playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig (Idomeneus) to tell a fast-paced and sweeping fable of culture clash in modern life in the long-awaited Chicago premiere of The Golden Dragon. A dynamic ensemble of five actors embodies nearly twenty characters, and their intersecting desire for power exposes the raw nerve at the center of a newly globalized world.

 

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.