A.R.T., London's Young Vic and the Actors Touring Company present the stage premiere of Chang's 1991 work "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China." Sacha Wares will direct the adaptation by playwright Alexandra Wood ( The Eleventh Hour).
Wild Swans will officially open Feb. 15, 2012, for a run through March 11, 2012, at A.R.T. It will transfer to London's Young Vic beginning April 13, 2012.
Leung, who appeared as Cho Chang in the " Harry Potter" film franchise, will star in the central role of Er-Hong. The cast of British and American actors also includes Oliver Biles as Jian, Eric Chan as Dr. Wan, Annie Chang as Dai, Ka-Ling Cheung as De-Hong, Victor Chi as Heng, Celeste Den as Ting, Joanne Fong as Huifen, Jon Kit Lee as Bo Lin, Orion Lee as Shou-Yu, Jennifer Lim Mrs. Shu, Les Mau as Comrade Chi, Ron Nakahara as Commissar Lin, Zenghui Qui as a musician and Julyana Soelistyo as Yu Fang.
Here's how A.R.T. bills the work: "China, at the heart of the 20th Century, became a nation transformed beyond recognition. Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, to the birth of a superpower."
Wild Swans will have production design by Miriam Buether, video design by Wang GongXin, costume design by Tom Rand, sound design by Gareth Fry, lighting design by D M Wood, choreography by Leon Baugh, projections by Tim Reid and music by Zenghui Qiu.
For tickets visit AmericanRepertoryTheater. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.