“Immortal Heart” (2006)

January 26, 2006 to February 4, 2006

Nevada Theatre

IMMORTAL

Based on the short story 
by Amy Tan

Directed by Delia MacDougall

Produced by the Word-for-Word Theatre Company, a program of the Z Space Studio Theatre Development Center in San Francisco

CATS was proud to make its inaugural effort at presenting by bringing to Nevada County this award-winning play performed by a professional all-Asian touring group. “Immortal Heart” is the “The New Yorker” short story that became the inspiration for Amy Tan’s 2001 bestseller, The Bonesetter’s Daughter. “Immortal Heart” is a heartwarming tale of exploration into a secretive and hidden world, governed by the powers of family and destiny, and the strict doctrine of women’s roles in rural China in the 1900’s. It is a complex and riveting piece, which tells two dovetailing histories – of Precious Auntie and Lu Ling – of a child blossoming into a headstrong young woman – and of her mute care giver, whose silence belies a strong and colorful past.

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