Kung Fu
David Henry Hwang


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Aug 2019 | Theatre Communications Group | 9781559364805 | 112pp | 216x137mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$27.99, NZD$34.99

'David Henry Hwang is one of the most intelligent and original voices in the American theater.' — Detroit News

'David Henry Hwang is a true original...Mr. Hwang's works have the verve of the well-made American stage comedies and yet, with little warning, they bubble over into the mystical rituals of Asian stagecraft.' — The New York Times

An invigorating depiction of international star Bruce Lee's journey from troubled youth to martial arts legend, David Henry Hwang's newest play blends dance, Chinese opera, martial arts and drama into a bold theatrical experience. Premiering Off-Broadway in winter 2014, Kung Fu follows Lee as he struggles to prove himself as a fighter, a husband, a father, and a man.

David Henry Hwang's plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1996 Obie Award, 1998 Tony nomination), Yellow Face (2008 Obie Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), FOB (1981 Obie Award), and Chinglish. His Broadway musicals include the books for Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival, 2003 Tony nomination), and Disney's Tarzan.