From Apr 16 through May 27, 2011.
The PlayGround Theatre celebrates its newest world premiere original production, The Red Thread, with a full weekend of events, starting with the grand opening performance on Saturday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. Inspired by ancient Chinese folktales, The Red Thread tells the story of a young woman’s heroic efforts to rescue her father’s surprisingly miraculous masterpiece.
A widowed weaver has dedicated three years of his life to creating one magnificent silk tapestry. Anxious to sell the tapestry so they can use the money to create luxurious lives, the weaver’s two older daughters steal his work before it is finished. Mortally betrayed, the weaver collapses, and his youngest daughter takes it upon herself to retrieve his masterpiece. Her ensuing adventures challenge her mind, body, and spirit and ultimately bring her true love, inner strength, and a glorious reunion. This original play is inspired by Chinese folklore, myths and mysticism.
The Red Thread is an original work written by Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin and Artist-in-Residence Fernando Calzadilla. New to The PlayGround Theatre’s ensemble cast are New York actors Christian T. Chan, Christina Jun, and Kate Shine. They join accomplished local actors Melissa Almaguer, Troy Davidson, Stephen Elliot Kaiser, Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, and Jesús Quintero.
The PlayGround Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138