Synopses & Reviews
A vivid, moving play in perfect command of its eternal theme of family and change.” Wall Street Journal
Written with insight, compassion, and a sharp eye for the unintended consequences of clashing cultures, Golden Child is one of Hwangs best works, as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.” Backstage
David Henry Hwang draws on the true stories told to him by his grandmother of his great-grandfathers break with Confucian tradition by his conversion to Christianity, and the eventual unbinding of his daughters feet. A skillfully-told story that engages the emotions as well as the brain,” Golden Child explores the impact of these decisions on each of his great-grandfathers three wives, and succeeding generations (Entertainment Focus).
David Henry Hwang is the author of the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, Yellow Face (OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), Family Devotions (Drama Desk nomination), and the books for musicals Aida ( co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 Broadway revival), and Tarzan, among other works. David Henry Hwang graduated from Stanford University, attended the Yale School of Drama, and holds honorary degrees from Columbia College in Chicago and The American Conservatory Theatre. He lives in New York City with his wife, actress Kathryn Layng, and their children, Noah David and Eva Veanne.
There is a quiet, though highly theatrical, intelligence at work in Golden Child
A play composed of many small moments of grace, which are not often seen on our stages.” Vincent Canby, New York Times
Golden Child re-establishes David Henry Hwang as a major playwright.” David Patrick Stearns, USA Today
A wonderfully provocative play, showing a family torn apart and a civilization in flux. Polished and truly rewardingHwangs most sophisticated play so far.” Clive Barnes, New York Post
An engaging, deeply intelligent meditation on the rewards and bitter costs of freedom and individuality.” Mark Harris, Entertainment Weekly
Full of inventive devices
Golden Child emerges as a skillfully-told story that engages the emotions as well as the brain.” Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, October 2013
New Broadway drama by the author of the critically-acclaimed M. Butterfly.
Early drama by the author of the critically-acclaimed M. Butterfly and winner of the 1997 OBIE Award.
About the Author
David Henry Hwang is the author of "M. Butterfly" (1988 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards; Pulitzer Prize finalist), "Golden Child" (1998 Tony nomination; 1997 Obie Award), "FOB" (1981 Obie Award), "The Dance and the Railroad" (1982 Drama Desk nomination), "Family Devotions" (1982 Drama Desk nomination), "Sound and Beauty", "Bondage" and "Flower Drum Song" (2002 revival; Tony nomination).