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Dance and the Railroad extends by one week



Signature Theatre's production of The Dance and the Railroad, written by David Henry Hwang and directed by May Adrales, which began previews on 05 Feb 2013, has extended its run by one week and will now play through to 24 Mar 2013.

The show opens at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre on 25 Feb 2013, where it was originally scheduled to end its run on 17 Mar 2013.

The cast features Ruy Iskandar (The Public Theater's 'Measure for Measure' and Classic Stage Company's 'Purimcelo') as 'Ma' and Yuekun Wu (Theater for the New City's 'Love in Tears and Laughter' and 'Luo Shen: Legend of the Luo River') as 'Lone.'

The Dance and the Railroad: On a California mountaintop in 1867 near the Transcontinental Railroad, Chinese 'Coolie' laborers strike to protest low wages and long hours. Faced with the 'Gold Mountain's' promises as well as its betrayals, two workers find their humanity in the theatrical traditions of their homeland.

The design team includes Mimi Lien (Scenic Design), Jennifer Moeller (Costume Design), Jiyoun Chang (Lighting Design) and Broken Chord Collective (Sound Design).

The Dance and the Railroad, follows the twice-extended 'Golden Child' as the second production in the Residency One: David Henry Hwang Series.

Ruy Iskandar (Ma) and Yuekun Wu (Lone) More production photographs

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