A celebration of the human spirit and the joy of cooking, Po Boy Tango tells the story of Richie Po - a Chinese immigrant who turns to his estranged friend Gloria B, a Soul Food genius to help him recreate his mother's "Great Banquet." As they reunite over a sizzling duck sandwich and share stories and recipes, they sort out what went wrong ten years ago, when a life was saved but a friendship was lost.
Kenneth Lin discusses his play Po Boy Tango. Provided courtesy of Northlight Theatre and The Stage Channel.
Commissioned by South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA
Workshop Production - South Coast Repertory Theatre Pacific Playwrights Festival, Costa Mesa, CA
World Premiere - Northlight Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
West Coast Premiere - East West Players, Los Angeles, CA
TCG Edgerton New Play Prize
"... the playwright has a very real gift for language, and some of the monologues here approach the evocative power of August Wilson ..."