New York Theatre Workshop "Stuck Elevator" (a musical)

New York Theatre Workshop "Stuck Elevator" (a musical)

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New York Theatre Workshop "Stuck Elevator" (a musical)

"Stuck Elevator" is composed by Byron Au Yong with libretto by Aaron Jafferis, directed by Ed Islandar. run time: 65 minutes, no intermission. Rated G.

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Hopkins Center Bentley Theater
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts
Fee required.

Composed by Byron Au Yong • Libretto by Aaron Jafferis
Directed by Ed Iskandar

5 actors and 3 musicians
With music by Byron Au Yong combining western classical music, Chinese folk elements and American musical theater, and a libretto by noted hip-hop poet and playwright Aaron Jafferis, Stuck tells the story of Guang, a Chinese food deliveryman in New York who struggles for freedom from debt, human smugglers, loud-mouthed coworkers, and the temptations of General Tso’s Chicken. Prompted by the real-life experience of an undocumented immigrant who survived 81 hours in a Bronx elevator, this “comic-rap-scrap-metal-opera” is being newly staging by New York-based director Ed Iskandar, winner of 2014 Drama Desk Special Award for “visionary directorial excellence [and] bold and strikingly original imagination” (The Mysteries, The Golden Dragon), leading a company including five actors and three musicians.

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