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THIS IS NOT A... (World Premiere)
by Preston Choi

Artists At Play co-produced with Latino Theatre Co.

CioCio from Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly completes her suicide, only to wake up realizing she is trapped in a never-ending loop of her story. Then Miss Saigon’s Kim joins the void, thrusting another tragic heroine into the deadly cycle, until a mysterious office woman throws their worlds out of balance. This Is Not a True Story unravels the history of Orientalist art and theatre, and looks at what happens when the tragic Asian heroine takes control of her own story.


CIOCIO | Julia Cho

KIM | Zandi de Jesus

KUMIKO/TAKAKO | Rosie Narasaki


Scenic Design | Yuki Izumihara

Lighting Design | Henry Tran

Sound Design | M. Glenn Schuster

Projection Design | Vanessa D. Fernandez

Costume Design | Jojo Siu

Prop Design | Naomi Kasahara

Dialect Coach | Kurt Sanchez Kanazawa

Associate Director & Dramaturg | Katherine Chou

Stage Manager | Yaesol Jeong

Assistant Stage Manager | Ally

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