Po Boy Tango

Po Boy Tango
by Kenneth Lin

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-517-9

Po Boy Tango
by Kenneth Lin

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Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set.

A Taiwanese immigrant enlists an African-American soul food chef to help him recreate his mother's Great Banquet, as a wedding gift to his daughter. Though the two share a bond in their passion for food and love of their children, their connection also brings to light resentments from ten years past -- when a child was saved, but a friendship was lost.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

A Taiwanese immigrant enlists an African-American soul food chef to help him recreate his mother's Great Banquet, as a wedding gift to his daughter. Though the two share a bond in their passion for food and love of their children, their connection also brings to light resentments from ten years past -- when a child was saved, but a friendship was lost.

  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-517-9

Published Reviews

"...these rich tales speak to the primal power of food and family, a truth that transcends race, geography or tradition. Po Boy Tango pays sweet comic homage to both stomachs and hearts."

Charlotte Stoudt, Los Angeles Times

"...a crushingly quiet play...food ameliorates the hurt..."

American Theatre Magazine

"...bespeaks progress toward recognition of audiences often overlooked by theater marketers..."

Windy City Times

"...tackles a melting pot of cultures and cuisines..."

Chicago Tribune

"...a true-to-the-recipe healthy dose of brain food..."

Newcity Stage (Chicago)

Production History

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NOV 12, 2009 - DEC 06, 2009
East West Players
Los Angeles, CA United States
East West Players Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 07, 2009 - FEB 15, 2009
Northlight Theatre Company
Skokie, IL United States
Northlight Theatre Company Skokie, IL United States
APR 01, 2007 - APR 30, 2007
South Coast Repertory Playwrights Festival
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory Playwrights Festival Costa Mesa, CA United States
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Production Group
Location
NOV 12, 2009 - DEC 06, 2009
East West Players
Los Angeles, CA United States
East West Players Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 07, 2009 - FEB 15, 2009
Northlight Theatre Company
Skokie, IL United States
Northlight Theatre Company Skokie, IL United States
APR 01, 2007 - APR 30, 2007
South Coast Repertory Playwrights Festival
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory Playwrights Festival Costa Mesa, CA United States

Awards (1)

Winner, TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award (2008)