A pair of new works by Asian women will play in repertory Nov. 30 to Dec. 21 at NY's Urban Stages (formerly Playwrights' Preview Productions).
Kitty Chen's I See My Bones is about a Chinese man and a Caucasian woman who meet and fall in love in a home for the elderly. The cast, directed by Ben Harney (winner of a Best Actor Tony for Dreamgirls), features Blanche Cholet, Sylvia Gassel, Will H'ao and Susan Willis.
Details/Cannot/Body/Wants is a performance piece written and performed by Chin Woon Ping that -- in the author's ow words -- "examines the role of Asian women in a society dominated by Western men." Chin is supported by a chorus of four that includes Peking Opera soloists Qi Shu Fang and Ding Mei Kui. Alan Kuharski directs, and the choreography is by Solveig Holum.
The two plays are being performed at the Ubu Rep Theatre, 15 W. 28th St., Nov. 30-Dec. 21. I See My Bones plays Nov. 30 at 2 PM; Dec. 2 6 at 8 PM; Dec. 7 at 2 PM; Dec. 9-13 at 8 PM; and Dec. 17-20 at 8 PM. Details/Cannot/Body/Wants plays Dec. 14 at 2 and 8 PM; Dec. 15 and 16 at 8 PM; and Dec. 20 and 21 at 2 PM. For tickets, call (212) 421-1380.
-- By Rebecca Paller