The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre, Walter Lab
6pm Reception | 7:30pm Performance
Admission is FREE
Thursday, September 29
6pm Reception | The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre, Walter Family Foundation Lab
7:30pm Performance of The King of Hell's Palace| Owen Theatre
As part of our Discover What’s NOW program, we’re giving you an all-access pass to the artists involved with the 2016 New Stages Festival! First, mingle with the playwrights and directors who are developing the exciting new works presented at the festival at a fun and informative happy hour event. Then, settle into your seat for the gripping new drama The King of Hell's Palace. After the show, you’ll have the rare opportunity to directly offer feedback during a post-show discussion. It’s a night of collaboration and creativity you won’t want to miss!
Thank you for your interest! This event is now sold out. All New Stages performances are FREE and can be reserved at GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStagesFestival.
By Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig | Directed by Tea Alagić
When the Henan Ministry of Health begins paying citizens for blood plasma which is then sold to pharmaceutical companies, impoverished farmers in the province's remote villages sell blood to buy fertilizer, mend their houses and create a better life for their children. As corrupt health officials cut costs to maximize profits, safety standards are ignored, bringing potential catastrophe to China's most vulnerable population. Inspired by true events, this gripping drama explores the conflicts that arise when a community's greatest source of capital becomes their own bodies.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.