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Beijing Spring
Directed by Tim Dang
Lyrics by Tim Dang
Music by Joel Iwataki
Musical direction by Noriko Olling Wright
Choreography by Marcus Choi

May 15 – June 15, 2014

A sung-through musical commemorating the events of the Tiananmen Square Uprising in Beijing in 1989. For weeks, the world’s eyes were on China as the youth fought for democracy against the hardliners of the Chinese Communist Party. This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Uprising. BEIJING SPRING is a compelling reminder that the battle for freedom and human rights has yet to be won for many.

This production is presented with generous support from the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players in community partnership with the Chinese American Museum.

Running time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

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Creative Team

Set design by Christopher Scott Murillo
Lighting design by Guido Girardi
Costume design by Yuheng Dai
Projection and sound design by Nick Drashner
Prop Master and Chinese subtitles by Junmei Fu
China Consultant Damien Lu
Stage manager: Ondina V. Dominguez


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May 15 – June 15, 2014

Preview Performances

Previews are Thursday, May 15; Friday, May 16; and Saturday, May 17 (all at 8 p.m.), and Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. All preview seats are $26.

Opening Night

A ticket to opening night on Wednesday, May 21, at 8 p.m. includes a 7 p.m. pre-performance cocktail reception and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team sponsored by Edison International. (Call East West Players for ticket prices and availability.)

Pay-What-You-Can Performance

Thursday, May 22, at 8 p.m.

Post-Show Discussion

Sunday, June 1

A chat with the performers and creative team immediately follows the show.

Wine Down Fridays

A complimentary glass of red or white wine will be served before the Friday show during the regular performance run. (Interested parties must be 21 years of age or older to drink.)

Volunteer Opportunities

Ushering opportunity is available for Beijing Spring by filling out and submitting the Volunteer Usher Form.

*Dates are subject to change without notice.


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Performance Run

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. Balcony $41/Orchestra $46
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Balcony $46/Orchestra $51
Sundays at 2 p.m. Balcony $46/Orchestra $51
*$4 per ticket handling fee on all regular ticket purchases.

Student and Senior Discounts: $5 off regular ticket price

Special Group Rates available for ten (10) or more. Contact Kat Carrido at kcarrido@eastwestplayers.org or call (213) 625-7000 for details.

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