Fashion Portrait

TIANANMEN REQUIEM

The Players Theater

March 2022

written by [playwright remains anonymous]

directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Producer: Marc S. Levine | Stage Manager: Andrew Kasper | Lighting Designer: Jessica Choi | Sound Designer: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li | Costume Designer: Hao-Yun Emily Hsieh


Charles Peng as WANG YANG | Michael Benzinger as SHUYIN | Karina Wen as ALYSSA | Jeremy Rafal as OFFICER LI | Joyce Keokham as JULIE/LULU | John Chan as ZHANG FENG

TIANANMEN REQUIEM tells a story of a gay couple during the protests. Wang Yang is a soldier of the People's Liberation Army, and Shuyin is an art student who joined the protests. Their love was forced out under the sun due to the protests. Shuyin later was murdered. And Wang Yang, after being expelled from the army, due to his refusal to open fire at the students, stole Shuyin's identity and exiled to the United States. Confronted by his own daughter, Wang Yang finally unveils this tragic past.

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