Veil Widow Conspiracy
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.
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
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/Lafeyette, 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.)
*Valid for performances through June 29. Expires May 26.
or by PHONE: (212) 460-5475
Yu-Hsuan Chen: Set Design
Reza Behjat: Lighting Design
Mariko Ohigashi: Costume Design
Frederick Kennedy: Sound Design
Kate Croasdale: Production Stage Manager
Ryan-James Hatanaka: Fight Director
Kate Katigbak: Graphic Design
Mia Katigbak: Artistic Producing Director
Peter Kim: Associate Producer
Henry VI, Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Revival of a Play and Outstanding Costume Design.
They have also honored Mia Katigbak with the Sam Norkin Award. Here is their citation: To Mia Katigbak, the backbone of the Off-Broadway scene, we acclaim her for her performances this season in Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Peace for Mary Frances and Recent Alien Abductions. This award also recognizes her vital presence as the artistic director of NAATCO and her sustained excellence as a performer and mentor.