PHOTO CALL: New Musical Stuck Elevator, Featuring Raymond J. Lee, Julius Ahn and Marie-France Arcilla, Debuts in CA
By Krissie Fullerton
10 Apr 2013
Stuck Elevator, a new musical featuring a hybrid of musical theater, opera, and solo performance, receives its world premiere at San Francisco's A.C.T beginning April 4 for a run through April 28.
Stuck Elevator, directed by Chay Yew, is billed as "a powerful and poignant hip-hop opera…based on the true story of a Chinese restaurant deliveryman who was trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours," according to ACT. "Sounding the alarm will open the doors to freedom, but calling for help also means calling for attention — with dire consequences for this illegal immigrant. Stuck in limbo, he launches into poignant and hilarious hallucinations about his past, present, and future. [It] unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas, from immigration and labor to familial obligation and fortune cookies."
The cast of Stuck Elevator feature Julius Ahn in the tour-de-force role of Guāng. He is joined by Raymond J. Lee as Wáng Yuè, Guāng’s 8-year-old son; Marie-France Arcilla as Míng, Guāng’s wife; Joel Perez as Marco,and Joseph Anthony Foronda as Zhōng Yi, Guāng’s brother-in-law.