Tibet Through the Red Box

Tibet Through the Red Box
by David Henry Hwang

Productions (6)
  • Drama for young people
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m, 3 either (7-23 actors possible: 2-10 f, 5-13 m)
  • Set: Settings range from a home in Prague to various locations in Tibet, including the Palace of the Potala.

Tibet Through the Red Box
by David Henry Hwang

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Productions (6)
  • Drama for young people
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m, 3 either (7-23 actors possible: 2-10 f, 5-13 m)
  • Set: Settings range from a home in Prague to various locations in Tibet, including the Palace of the Potala.

Peter's father, Vladimir, has been sent to Tibet to make a documentary film just as the nation is being invaded by the Chinese. Separated from his party, Vladimir must trek alone to the capital of Lhasa while his angry and injured son struggles to bring his father to life through his fantastical letters. Will father and son ever be reunited? A fictional and mythical retelling of Peter Sis' boyhood experience in 1950s Prague, based on his acclaimed book.

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Pricing Information

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

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Peter's father, Vladimir, has been sent to Tibet to make a documentary film just as the nation is being invaded by the Chinese. Separated from his party, Vladimir must trek alone to the capital of Lhasa while his angry and injured son struggles to bring his father to life through his fantastical letters. Will father and son ever be reunited? A fictional and mythical retelling of Peter Sis' boyhood experience in 1950s Prague, based on his acclaimed book.

  • Drama for young people
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m, 3 either (7-23 actors possible: 2-10 f, 5-13 m)
  • Set: Settings range from a home in Prague to various locations in Tibet, including the Palace of the Potala.

Published Reviews

"To say this is as good as children's theatre gets actually understates the achievement here. This is the kind of show that starts children on a lifetime of theatre-going, and that's important."

Jerry Kraft, www.aislesay.com

"The play is about the power of imagination, finding magic in life, expanding your mind to accept ideas that are not traditionally comfortable and the interconnectivity of all things... We are treated to the beauty of the Tibetan culture. And talking cats. What could be better than that? Magic, beauty, imagination, new philosophies, social/political responsibility, and talking cats! Theoretically, I'm in love."

Stacy Rowland, www.TheatreSeattle.com

"The production is beautiful, fully rounded and emotionally involving... All the elements flow together..."

Peg Doman, Tacoma Weekly

"There are so many words to describe Peter Sis' Tibet Through the Red Box, adapated...by Tony Award Winning playwright David Henry Hwang. Richly textured, magical, luminous... It's gorgeous, well staged, musically enlightening, provocative."

Cheryl Murfin Bond, Seattle's Child

Production History

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Location
FEB 23, 2018 - FEB 26, 2018
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Montclair, NJ United States
Montclair Kimberley Academy Montclair, NJ United States
OCT 14, 2017 - OCT 14, 2017
Central Academy Of Technology And Arts
Monroe, NC United States
Central Academy Of Technology And Arts Monroe, NC United States
DEC 09, 2009 - DEC 10, 2009
Chelan Valley Independent School
Chelan, WA United States
Chelan Valley Independent School Chelan, WA United States
NOV 06, 2008 - NOV 07, 2008
Providence Day School
Charlotte, NC United States
Providence Day School Charlotte, NC United States
SEP 21, 2006 - OCT 21, 2006
Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc.
Brewster, MA United States
Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. Brewster, MA United States
JAN 30, 2004 - MAR 14, 2004
Seattle Children's Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
Seattle Children's Theatre Seattle, WA United States
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Production Group
Location
FEB 23, 2018 - FEB 26, 2018
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Montclair, NJ United States
Montclair Kimberley Academy Montclair, NJ United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 30, 2004 - MAR 14, 2004
Seattle Children's Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
Seattle Children's Theatre Seattle, WA United States