Robert Kuang’s Multicultural Play, The Piano, Premieres At Theater For The New City

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 -- The Piano, a semi-autobiographical full-length drama by Robert Kuang, will premiere at Manhattan's Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave., on September 25th. Tickets are available for $15 at

In The Piano, a Chinese-Jewish-American family collides with music, food, and identity crises after a death in the family. The Piano is directed by Stephen Cedars and produced by Play On Authentic.

Those involved with the project are very proud to feature a diverse cast, both in terms of race and age. To complete the vision of this piece, the production will include spoken Mandarin as well as live piano music.

The Piano was created at the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU, a division of Tisch School of the Arts, and received workshops with Suzan Lori-Parks and Janet Neipris. The playwright, director, and co-producer Jessie Bear are all alumni of the Department of Dramatic Writing, and are proud to represent the program with this passion project. In addition, the play was work-shopped with Writers Group at the Axial Theater, and was named a 2014 semi-finalist of the National Playwrights Conference.


Theater for the New City
Community Space Theater
155 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003

Performance Dates and Times:

Thursday, September 25 at 7:00pm
Friday, September 26 at 7:00pm
Saturday, September 27 at 7:00pm
Sunday, September 28 at 3:00pm

Thursday, October 2 at 7:00pm
Friday, October 3 at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 4 at 7:00pm

CONTACT: Jessie Bear, press officer of Play On Authentic,


Thursday, September 25th 7PM
Friday, September 26th 7PM
Saturday, September 27th 7PM
Sunday, September 28th 3PM

Thursday, October 1st 7PM
Friday, October 2nd 7PM
Saturday, October 3rd 7PM

Tickets $15


Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


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