The US premiere of GOLDEN SHIELD opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club

The Manhattan Theater Club’s US premiere of Golden Shield, written by Anchuli Felicia King (White Pearl) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgon at MTC), begins tonight at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) .

Read BroadwayWorld’s interview with the playwright Anchuli Felicia King HERE!

The Golden Shield ensemble cast includes Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian, and Gillian Saker.

From international playwright Anchuli Felicia King, a gripping new play about loyalties, intrigue and the fine art of Translation. When enterprising American lawyer Julie Chen files a class action lawsuit against a multinational Technology corporation and the Chinese government, she hires her strong sister Eva as a translator. But what compromises will they make to win? And can they put aside their past differences to speak the same language? Directing this fast-paced production is May Adrales (Vietgon).

The show’s creative team includes Dots (stage design), Sara Ryung Clement (costume design), Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew (lighting design), Charles Coes and Nathan A. Roberts (original music and sound design) , Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Ka-Ling Cheung (voice coach) and Alyssa K. Howard (production manager).

HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION

For up-to-date COVID protocols, go to www.manhattantheatreclub.com/protocols/.

MTC SUBSCRIPTIONS AND PATRON MEMBERS

To join the MTC Play Season as a subscriber or patron, call the MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050 or visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com.

To register for MTC’s “30 Under 35” program, offering $30 tickets for theatergoers ages 35 and under, visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30under35/.

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR:

·WEEK OF MAY 16: Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The opening show on Tuesday, May 17 is at 6:30 p.m.

·WEEK OF MAY 23: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

·WEEK OF MAY 30: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The 1:00 p.m. performance on Wednesday, June 1 is an educational morning.

·WEEK OF JUNE 6: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

ABOUT THE ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a New York-based philanthropic institution that provides grants for research and education in science, technology, and economics.

Sloan’s Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology, led by Doron Weber, supports books, radio, film, television, theater and new media to reach broad, lay audiences and make the bridge between science and the humanities.

The Foundation has an active theater program and annually commissions around 20 science plays from the Manhattan Theater Club, Ensemble Studio Theater and the National Theater in London, while also supporting certain productions. From David Auburn’s Proof to Bess Wohl’s Continuity, Sloan has partnered with the Manhattan Theater Club to commission 100 science-themed plays and produce 20 plays around the world. Recent grants from Sloan’s Theater Program have supported Dr. Semmelweis by Mark Rylance, What you are now by Sam Chanse, Behind the Sheet by Charly Evon Simpson, Mosquitoes by Lucy Kirkwood, Explorer’s Club by Nell Benjamin, Nick Payne’s

Constellations, Isaac’s Eye by Lucas Hnath and Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler.

ABOUT THE MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB

The MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB, under the direction of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the largest and most prestigious theater companies in the country. Over more than four decades, MTC productions have won numerous awards, including 7 Pulitzer Prizes, 27 Tony Awards, 40 Drama Desk Awards and 49 Obie Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theaters at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). For more information about MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.