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Made in China

The Obie and Drama Desk Award-Winning Wakka Wakka brings their new darkly comedic puppet musical to life!

An isolated woman finds solace in shopping. After one of her big-box sprees, she finds a cry-for-help note, written by a woman in a Chinese labor camp, stuffed in a box of Halloween lights. Inspired into activism, she embarks on an odyssey of global proportions. Inspired by true events, Made In China  is a fantastical exploration of human rights, consumerism, and morality as told through the unlikely love story between a middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor. Baby pandas, dancing appliances and romping middle-aged lovers populate Wakka Wakka’s fantastical universe.  Made In China features 30 puppets, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video to spin an entertaining tale with powerful take-aways and plenty of laughs.

These people may be geniuses. -The New York Times

The talent of these artists can't be denied...they've created a transforming, magical playground in which the characters can share their world with us. - Theatre is Easy on SAGA

"First Look" preview from $25* (January 10)
Previews from $35* (January 11 - 22)

*Limited discount seats available. Regular price $60. Standard service fees apply to all Internet and phone orders.


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Show Information

Dates Jan 10 - Feb 19
Ticket Prices $25* - $60
59E59 Members $25* - $49
Venue 59E59 Theater A
Presented by Wakka Wakka, a co-production with Nordland Visual Theater, MiNensemblet, and The Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College
Written By Gwendolyn Warnock and Kirjan Waage
With help from The Made In China Ensemble
Directed By Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock
Music By Yan Li
Lei Lei Bavoil Ariel Estrada
Dorothy James Andrew Manjuck
Stephen J. Mark Charles Pang
Charles Pang Hansel Tan

Performance Schedule

Tue - Thu 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm
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Running Time  1 hour and 45 minutes
Intermission No
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 Location Information

Address 59 East 59th Street
b/t Park and Madison
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