MAY 3 – JUN 10, 2018
Hilariously provocative, what begins as a contemporary play bursts into a musical set in the future in this seductive World premiere by Tony Award® winner David Henry Hwang («Yellow Face,» M. Butterfly). A beloved East-meets-West musical, China’s 21st-century rise, and a theatre company gala collide to make mayhem—and some beautiful music. Inspired by the West's often ridiculously inauthentic portrayals of Asia, «Soft Power» is a Center Theatre Group commission and the first collaboration between two of America's great theatre artists: Hwang and Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home The Musical).
soft pow·er (noun)
a persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of cultural influence.