Amy Tan's best-selling saga of Chinese refugee women and their American daughters, The Joy Luck Club, will come to the stage in an adaptation by Susan Kim, having its American premiere during the 1996-97 season at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT.
The production will be staged by Long Wharf Artistic Director Arvin Brown, who directed it previously in an acclaimed 1993 production in mainland China. The book was adapted previously as a film.
Tan's other books include The Kitchen God's Wife and A Hundred Secret Senses. Kim writes primarily for TV, and as an associate director at PBS. Her previous plays include The Seventh Word , Rapid Eye Movement and Open Spaces, which won a Drama League Award for Outstanding New Play in 1988.
Other productions announced for the 1996-97 Long Wharf season, though without production dates:
* Dealer's Choice written and directed by Patrick Marber (American premiere).
* The God of Vengeance by Sholom Asch, adapted by Donald Margulies, directed by Gordon Edelstein.
* The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard, directed by John Tillinger.
* The Old Settler by John Henry Redwood, directed by Walter Dallas.
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