Oct 26 - Dec 2, 2018
By Hansol Jung
16-year old Chris just wants to find a safe place to live with the girl she loves- not an easy task in 1999 Uganda. Determined to be together, Chris, the daughter of American missionaries and Adiel, a local girl, meet in the village church to marry in secret. When the war outside the church walls breaks its way into their sanctuary in the form of a wounded child-soldier, all three lives become tied together forever. Cardboard Piano is a riveting testament to the power of the past to shape the future, and the bonds of love, family, and forgiveness.
By Hansol Jung
Directed by Tom Bruett
Produced in partnership with Museum of the African Diaspora. Save 50% on admission with your Cardboard Piano ticket purchase.
Audience Advisory: This play contains violence, gunshot sound effects, strong language, and strobe lights. Unfortunately, there is no late seating as a courtesy to our performers and audience.
"... engaging, intelligent, thought-provoking queer theater ... extraordinarily strong performances" - Stanford Daily
“Hansol Jung's engrossing, idea-dense drama ... theatrically thrilling” - Bay Area Reporter
"... moments you won’t find anywhere else ... truly moving" - Theatrius
"... strong visual appeal ... delivers a growing sense of suspense" - My Cultural Landscape
"... necessary theatre ... powerful" - For All Events
"... riveting ... particularly stunning" - Theatre Eddys
Live Music Thursdays!
Join us pre-show on Thursday nights (Nov 1, 8, 15, 29) starting at 7pm for live music performed by GBADUNN Band (Rotimi Oyenekan). Free with ticket purchase.
GBADUNN means “enjoy” in the Nigerian language Yoruba. Featuring dynamic Bay Area artists, Gbadunn promotes African culture through diverse sounds and beats.
Season Producers: Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker
Executive Producers: Larry M. Vales
Graphic Design by Klinger Creative