CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin
by Jessica Huang
March 25 – April 19, 2020
a surreal journey through past & present
Despite the US ban against Chinese immigrants, Harry Chin forged a new identity to earn precious American dollars to send home to his starving village. Now he is trapped between two families and two worlds. Seasoned with magic and mystery, this hauntingly theatrical tale from our overlooked history considers the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people illegal.
APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin is a family drama that contains profanity and references to suicide. Recommended for patrons 9th grade and above.
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin is part of our new INclusion Series celebrating diverse storytelling. This series features work by female playwrights on the Native American, African American, and Chinese American experience. The full series consists of And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 and The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin.
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin will run March 25 – April 19 on the IRT Upperstage. Tickets start at $25.
Tickets for all of our productions are available online, as well as through our Ticket Office. The IRT Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 6 PM. On performance days, the Ticket Office will remain open until 30 minutes after the performance begins. When performances fall on Saturday and Sunday, the Ticket Office opens two hours before our first performance and will remain open until 30 minutes after the final performance begins.
2020/03/25 - 2020/04/19
Additional time info:
OPENING NIGHTFriday, March 27, 2020 | Performance at 7:30 PMRaise a glass and cheers to the cast and crew at IRT’s Opening Night! After the show, delight in a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, and a one-time-only chance to explore the set with IRT Artisans.BACKSTAGE TOURSunday, March 29, 2020 | Following the 2 PM performanceImmediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.COOKIES & COFFEEThursday, April 2, 2020 | Performance at 2 PMBefore the 2 PM performance, sweeten your afternoon at the IRT with complimentary cookies, coffee and tea served in the lobby.IRTEA TALKSunday, April 5, 2020 | Performance at 2 PMStay after the performance to take part in a post-show discussion led by actors, staff and special guests. Learn behind-the-scenes details and additional information about the show and its themes while enjoying tea and cookies courtesy of the IRT.ASL/AD PERFORMANCESunday, April 5, 2020 | Performance at 2 PMThe IRT offers ASL/AD services to our patrons with vision and hearing needs. Patrons with hearing needs are encouraged to sit in the interpretation zone and meet with the interpreter before the show. We also offer Assisted Listening Devices free of charge at each performance.To learn more visit irtlive.com/accessibilityCOOKIES & COFFEEThursday, April 9, 2020 | Performance at 2 PMBefore the 2 PM performance, sweeten your afternoon at the IRT with complimentary cookies, coffee and tea served in the lobby.HAPPY HOURTuesday, April 14, 2020 | Happy Hour starts at 5:30 PM | Performance at 6:30 PMStart your evening at the Theatre with IRT’s Happy Hour! Beginning at5:30 PM, sample appetizers and drinks from local distilleries, breweries and more before the performance. Sip, savor, and save with half-price drinks at the bar available throughout the evening.POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONThursday, April 16, 2020 | Following the 7:30 PM performanceJoin IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONSaturday, April 18, 2020 | Following the 8 PM performanceJoin IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.