Dance and the Railroad: Signature announce cast

Signature Theatre has announced the cast for The Dance and the Railroad, written by David Henry Hwang and directed by May Adrales, opening at Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre on 25 Feb 2013, following previews from 05 Feb 2013, and running through to 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 IskandarYuekun Wu

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