Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company presented its inaugural production at the Thick House in San Francisco, October 2010.
We were honored to co-produce the world premiere of MUTT from playwright Christopher Chen with Impact Theatre, directed by Evren Odcikin.
The Republican Party finally —finally! — realizes it has a problem with race. So it decides its best chance for success in the 2016 presidential election is to back a candidate who's Hapa — of mixed Asian descent. They think they've found their man in Nick, a promising Congressmember. But when Nick doesn't conform to their expectations of who he should be, they turn to Len, a multiracial war hero who can check off every single box — and maybe a couple more boxes no one knows about. A blisteringly funny satire that skewers not only the elephants in the room but the donkeys too, Mutt burns down the entire house of racial cards.
Featuring Patricia Austin, Michael Uy Kelly, Matthew Lai, Marilet Martinez, Lawrence Radecker, and Michelle Talgarow
C Lee's play Luce was a sensation at Lincoln Center and his writing for Looking on HBO and How to Get Away With Murder on ABC has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Now Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company premieres the latest stage work from this uniquely talented writer--CRANE.
When Sadako stumbles into a cabin in the mountains in the dead of winter, she meets Bradley, a young, hermitic artist who once created a great work but has since descended into mediocrity. He now risks being dropped by his pushy agent if he doesn’t produce another masterpiece. After taking in this mysterious woman, Bradley soon discovers that Sadako has her own secret talent that could potentially save him. But at what cost?
In this wry, poignant story of love, forgetfulness and the nature of art, Lee blends dreams with reality. Ancient myths and rich poetic language merge with blunt contemporary humor. A magical world of flying houses and talking refrigerators collides with a greedy, materialistic status quo. And the artist must choose…between creative integrity and commercial success.
Lee also weaves together two timeless Japanese myths— the memory of a young girl who folds 1,000 paper cranes to save herself after the Hiroshima bombing, and the tale of a crane who weaves her feathers into a stunning cloth to financially save the man she loves.
eaturing Greg Ayers*, Lily Tung Crystal*, Leon Goertzen* and Monica Ho
* Actors are members of Actors’ Equity Association
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* Actor appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association