“Why Dream in Inglewood?” presents a free outdoor performance in Vincent Park of the entire six-hours of playwright Henry Ong’s stage adaptation of “Dream of the Red Chamber,” based on the epic Chinese classic by Ts’ao Hsueh-Ch’in performed by a diverse group of actors helmed by Kila Kitu.
Dream of the Red Chamber, a sprawling narrative that interweaves realism and surrealism, explores the decline of the fortunes of the noble Chia clan during the early Ching dynasty through a tale of two cousins.The complete play—in four acts, each approximately 90 minutes—will be presented with three intermissions.
The schedule is:
Act I, 10:30am intermission
Act II, 12:30pm intermission
Act III, 2:30pm intermission
Act IV, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
At various locations in the Edward Vincent Jr Park in Inglewood. Comfortable shoes recommended. Bring a picnic.