Henry Ong

Award Winning Playwright'

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Included in this Website are playwright Henry Ong’s plays, previously produced, as well as works that are in development (see PLAYS).

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Plays

Dream of the Red Chamber

Dream of the Red Chamber

  http://henryong.org/wp-content/uploads/Why-Dream-in-Inglewood.mp4   http://henryong.org/wp-content/uploads/Inglewood_Longo_audio.mp3 A sample of Longo Chu’s music for Dream of the Red Chamber   < Back to...

The Blade of Jealousy

The Blade of Jealousy

Synopsis: Melchor falls in love with a mysterious, completely-veiled lady outside a cathedral. Magdalena, the veiled lady, is similarly smitten by him. Later, Melchor fulfils a prior obligation to rendezvous with an Internet connection. She turns out to be none other than Magdalena herself. Melchor, however, not realizing that Magdalena and the veiled lady are one and the same person, is less than impressed with her this time. Magdalena who, of course, recognizes Melchor immediately as the dashing suitor from the cathedral, becomes consumed...

Nina Balatka

Nina Balatka

June 2016 Press Release (PDF)   “Nina Balatka” tells the story of a poor Christian maiden of Prague who must give up her love of a Jewish businessman or face the ire of her family and society. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), a contemporary of Charles Dickens, is beloved for his subtle delineation of human character and middle class mores. He penned 47 novels, three times as many as Dickens. His best-known works include Barchester Towers, one of several in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, He Knew...

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)...