Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, is presenting the world premiere of Good Enemy, a new play written by Audible Theater Emerging Playwright Yilong Liu and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew. Previews of the limited five-week-only engagement began on October 25 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible’s creative home for live performances in New York, and the play celebrated opening on November 6 at Carroll Place. The limited run plays through Sunday, November 27. Click here for tickets.
The cast features Obie Award winner Francis Jue (Pacific Overtures, Thoroughly Modern Millie, M. Butterfly, “Madame Secretary”) Ron Domingo (The American Pilot, “As The World Turns”) as Xiong, Tim Liu (“Nepotism”) as Hao, Geena Quintos (Soft Power, Emojiland) as Momo, Alec Silver (Temping) as Dave, Ryan Spahn (Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow) as White Boyfriend, and Jeena Yi (Network, Somebody’s Daughter) as Jiahua. Alan Ariano serves as understudy.
A father learns that closing the door to his past means shutting his daughter out in Good Enemy, Yilong Liu’s haunting and hopeful new play. When Howard (Francis Jue) makes a surprise cross-country trip to visit his college-age, Tik Tok-loving daughter, he’s forced to confront the realities of their relationship and the rift between them—a rift caused by Howard’s refusal to face memories of his life as a young man in China. In a smart, thrilling story that deftly weaves two generations and two continents amidst sweeping social changes, Good Enemy explores the power of human connections…affirming that no one lives an “ordinary” life, no matter how hard they might try.
Good Enemy features scenic design by Junghyun Georgia Lee, costume design by Mel Ng, lighting design by Reza Behjat, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel and fight/intimacy direction by Dave Anzuelo/Unkle Dave’s Fight-House. Casting by X Casting Victor Vazquez, CSA. Merrick AB Williams is the production stage manager. Technical supervision is by Hudson Theatrical Associates with general management by Baseline Theatrical’s Andy Jones and Jonathan Whitton.
Good Enemy will also be released as an Audible Original, extending its reach to millions of Audible listeners around the world.
Tickets from $35 for Good Enemy are available at www.Audible.com/MinettaLane.
Audible Theater is proud to collaborate with TodayTix to offer $20 mobile rush tickets beginning at 10am each performance day. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively through the TodayTix app.
HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION
Masks are encouraged but not required for patrons at the Minetta Lane Theatre except for the following MASKS REQUIRED performances:
· Thursday, November 10 at 7pm (TDF Open Caption Performance)
· Sunday, November 13 at 3pm
· Sunday, November 20 at 3pm
· Sunday, November 27 at 3pm
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, activist, documentarian and an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Lia is also the host and Executive Producer of BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG, an Arts and Entertainment and Lifestyle program that airs on Sundays at 6:30pm on FIOS 34, RCN 83, Spectrum 56/1996.
Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. Her short film, When the World Was Young garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.