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A Dream Under the Southern Bough

Written by
Tang Xianzu
Translated by
Zhang Guangqian
Directed by
Zoë (Duoyi) Wang
Walt Disney Modular Theater
A Dream Under the Southern Bough
Set in a fantastical world, this classical Chinese play often draws comparisons to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Retelling its timeless story in a cross-cultural, multimedia environment, this adaptation explores intertwined themes of life and love through a poetic lens of Buddhist philosophy. A Dream Under the Southern Bough delves deep into the lush inner worlds of all beings and challenges human perceptions of reality.

Master Qixuan/Commander Zhou: Ashwath Ram
Chunyu: Jack Goldwait
Princess/Maid/Soldier: Romy Kim
King/Partridge: Matthew Goodrich
Queen/Old Maid: Rachel Edelstein
Prime Minister/ Monk/Ambassador: Justin Henriksen
Duchess: Shireen Rose Heidari
Lady Truffle: Lucy Ma 马千卉
Priestess Itty: Melody Tay Xi Ching 郑晞晴
Tian/Ambassador/King & Prince of Rattan Sandalwood: Austin Peyton

Director: Zoë (Duoyi) Wang
Scenic Designer: Yueyi Zhang
Lightning Designer: Jackson Funke
Sound Designer and Composer: Clare Marie Nemanich
Costume Designer: Nuoyan Guan
Video Designer: Weifang Chang

Choreographer: Giada Jiang
Intimacy Coordinator: Emily Barasch
Movement Consultant: Austin Peyton
Producer: Joyce Qian
Production Manager: Bill Ballou
Stage Manager: Cassy Sottile
Technical Director: Sophia Prothero
Technical Director: Ethan Geisness

Assistant Scenic Designer: Jamieh Wang
Assistant Lightning Designer: Lauren Dixon
Costume Supervisor: Ashley Snyder
Assistant Costume Designer: Ruijun Zou
Assistant Video Designer: James Raymond
Associate Producer: Grisis Yu
Associate Production Supervisor: Sam Millette
Assistant Stage Manager: Darby Huffaker
Assistant Stage Manager: Jacob Padilla