Veil Widow Conspiracy

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[Veil Widow Conspiracy] is built around nested versions of a story from 1922 Xinjiang in Western China: a political murder mystery dramatized in a 2010 big budget Hollywood film, then amended via DVD extra interviews with the cast and crew, in censorship negotiations with the Chinese government, and finally by two lovers in a futuristic, dystopian Brooklyn, without the means to watch the film, one describing it to the other by memory in the dark. [Veil Widow Conspiracy] explores the slippery tension around what we call the truth, knowing reality and fiction each have an angle, and no metaphor comes without an agenda.

“A meditation on truth, fiction and DVD extras, Gordon Dahlquist’s new play revisits a century-old murder in western China through a blockbuster movie, DVD interviews and, years from now in a future Brooklyn, one hushed, imperfect recap. Aneesha Kudtarkar directs for NAATCO.”
– Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

With: Kimiye Corwin, Edward Chin-Lyn, Bruce McKenzie, James Seol,
David Shih, Karoline Xu, Aaron Yoo

Written by Gordon Dahlquist

Directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar


Previews: June 8 – 14, 2019
Run: June 17 – July 6, 2019

Mondays – Saturdays, 7:00
Saturdays, 3:00
No performance June 10
No matinees June 8, 15
Added performance: Sunday, June 9, 7:00 pm

Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10019
(4/6 to Astor Place, B/D to Broadway/Lafayette, F to Second Avenue N/R/Q/W to Eighth Street)

General Admission: $35
Reserved Seats: $45
Student Rush: $20*
*1 hour before curtain with valid student ID. One ticket per ID. Subject to availability.)

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Production Staff

Yu-Hsuan Chen: Set Design
Reza Behjat: Lighting Design
Mariko Ohigashi: Costume Design
Frederick Kennedy: Sound Design

Kate Croasdale: Production Stage Manager
Jose-Maria Aguila: Fight Director
Kate Katigbak: Graphic Design
William P. Steele: Photographer

Mia Katigbak: Artistic Producing Director
Peter Kim: Associate Producer

Click HERE for the Full Program

Karoline Xu, Aaron Yoo
James Seol, Karoline Xu, Kimiye Corwin
David Shih, Kimiye Corwin
Bruce McKenzie, Edward Chin-Lyn, Karoline Xu
Interview with Gordon Dahlquist
Interview with Aneesha Kudtarkar
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