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.
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)
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)
$12 seniors (62+)
$12 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
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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)