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Playwright Henry Ong Set for Trollope Society’s GREAT BARSET BALLOONATHON, 2/7

Playwright Henry Ong Set for Trollope Society’s GREAT BARSET BALLOONATHON, 2/7

Original Article on BroadwayWorld.com U.S. playwright Henry Ong, author of a stage adaptation of Anthony Trollope‘s 19th century novel, Rachel Ray, has been selected to participate in The Trollope Society (UK)’s Great Barset Balloonathon. On February 7, the Trollope Society will release 200 red helium balloons (bearing an Anthony Trollope logo) in London at noon to kick off a series of activities that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope‘s birthday. Additional balloons will be released around the world at places...

Sikh American Stories

Sikh American Stories

January 2013 Press Release   Stories gathered in playwright Henry Ong’s oral history grant workshop will be presented on Sunday, February 3 in North Hollywood Gurdwara Los Angeles, CA—(January 24, 2013)  Sikh American Stories—community, family and personal memories and narratives—will be presented in the Sikh Gurdwara of Los Angeles, North Hollywood, 7640 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood on February 3 at 1:30p.m.  These stories were developed and collected in a three-month long oral history workshop conducted by playwright Henry Ong.  The presentation is free and open...

Rachel Ray

Rachel Ray

Welcome to the world of Anthony Trollope! Rachel Ray is an adaptation by playwright Henry Ong, from the novel of the same name by the great Victorian era writer, Anthony Trollope. A contemporary of Charles Dickens, Trollope (1815-1882) was three times more prolific, having written 47 novels, numerous short stories and travel books, plus an autobiography. Some readers, like the playwright, even prefer Trollope for the subtle delineation of his characters and middle class mores. So vivid are his characterizations that a particular word...

Sweet Karma

Sweet Karma

(2 men, 3 women) Based on true events, a refugee/doctor is plucked out of obscurity to star in a movie about the Killing Fields in Cambodia.  Through flash-backs, he recalls his life, including a life-changing moment when he wins the coveted Oscar for best supporting actor.  But it is his past in war-torn Cambodia that continues to haunt him when a mysterious woman insists he confronts the choices he has made. Produced Productions: Grove Theater Center, Burbank, 2013; Queens Theatre in the Park (2009)...

Fabric

Fabric

(5 women, 5 men) On August 2, 1995, in El Monte, California, 72 Thai workers are discovered in a sweatshop apartment complex, ringed with barbed wire and spiked fences. The true story of modern-day slavery in the garment industry. Produced Productions: Company of Angels, Los Angeles, 2010; Singapore Repertory Theatre, 1999;Nomad Theatre, Surrey, England, 2000 Press: Wikipedia MEDIA http://henryong.org/wp-content/uploads/Fabric-Radio-Play.mp4 First 13 minutes of Fabric – The Radio Play < Back to...