How The Ghost Of You Clings, The Anna May Wong Story

by John Olive
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Playwrights' Center

Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series.

How The Ghost Of You Clings, The Anna May Wong Story
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer John Olive

A “bioplay” about the great Chinese American actor Anna May Wong (Huang Liu Tsong, 1905-1961). The beauteous Anna lived large, appearing in silents, talkies, in the earliest days of television, in vaudeville shows, on Broadway, on the West End. Anna remains, to this day, the most prolific Asian American actor, ever.

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.


Director: Rick Shiomi
Dramaturg: Christina Ham
Cast: Sun Mee Chomet* (as Anna), Katie Bradley*, Sherwin Resurreccion*, Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel, Daniel Coleman, Stephanie Bertumen
*Member of Actors' Equity Association

FROM JOHN: “As I worked on How The Ghost Of You Clings I discovered, to my chagrin, that many—most—people have never heard of Ms. Wong. I had, being a devotee of old movies, but this lack of familiarity with a great American is something I hope to rectify with this play.” Read an interview with John »

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John Olive, Ruth Easton New Play Series