Through laughter shock singing & tears 2 women discover that it is never too late to atone for pain
Solo Cabaret Musical: Dragon Lady
November 24 – December 17
Dragon Lady starts in the year of the Water Dragon on the eve of Grandma Maria’s 60th Birthday, “your most important birthday of your old people birthdays,” when Maria Porkalob Sr. must share the dark secrets of her fantastical life with her first-born grandbaby Sara “so they remember after you are dead.”
Through laughter, shock, singing, and tears, the two women discover that it is never too late to atone for pain we inflict on our loved ones and forgive ourselves for past regrets. Guided by the beats of her grandmother’s new karaoke machine, Sara portrays dozens of characters from Maria’s bittersweet memories and sensational adventures – from a Manila nightclub in the ‘60s to a modern-day Washington state trailer park.
This solo cabaret musical by Seattle-based storyteller and activist Sara Porkalob is the first in her trilogy of “matrilineal” musicals about her Filipino American gangster family; one play for each generation built around grandmother, mother, granddaughter, and her specific hero’s journey.
Dragon Lady is a funny and fearless tour-de-force in two acts featuring a live three-piece jazz ensemble on stage.
Directed by Andrew Russell, this family tale comes replete with gangsters, murders and more that explores what it means to be an immigrant single mom in America.
Tickets from $39.50 to $65.50*
*subject to a fee of $6.00
Until further notice, the physical Box Office at 397 Miller Avenue is operating remotely (no in-person sales) Tues-Fri Noon-5:00 pm; and on performance days, Noon-Intermission (actual hours may vary).On performance days during a performance, the box office will be staffed for in-person sales.
Contact: (415) 388-5208
Additional time info:
Performances: November 24 – December 17
Please see website for schedule
Please arrive at the theater early enough to give yourself ample time to find parking.
Parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to the theater, but DO NOT park in front of an open business, especially in the Eggers Plaza parking lot behind the theater, as your car may be towed. Parking along creek in the Eggers Plaza parking lot is allowed.
If these lots are full, free street parking is available on Miller Avenue and on the neighborhood streets around the theater. We recommend that you arrive at the theater at least a half hour prior to curtain.
Please be aware: Cars parked in front of open businesses may be towed.