January 26, 2006 to February 4, 2006
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.