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dance-and-railroadThe Dance and the Railroad, which premiered in 1981 and is the second play written by David Henry Hwang, looks at the mid-nineteenth century strike by Chinese railroad workers.


The Dance and the Railroad, which is the second production in the Residency One: David Henry Hwang Series by the SignatureTheatre, is set on a California mountaintop in 1867 near the Transcontinental Railroad. In this setting, two Chinese rail workers fight poverty and hunger and attempt to reconnect with the traditions of their homeland. The Dance and the Railroad follows the twice-extended SignatureTheatre production of Golden Child.

Show Facts


Ma Ruy Iskandar
Lone Yueken Wu


Written by David Henry Hwang
Director May Adrales
Set Designer Mimi Lien
Costume Designer Jennifer Moeller
Lighting Designer Jiyoun Chang
Sound Designer Broken Chord


The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Preview: Feb. 5, 2013 Open: Feb. 25, 2013  Status: Future, limited run closing Mar. 17, 2013

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