A young couple flees war-torn Shanghai for the home of an eccentric aunt. There, they become enmeshed in the story of her tragic, girlhood romance, and how she became a widow before she was ever a bride.

     Based on the short story by Wu Zuxiang

     Featuring Hawlan Ng, Michelle Ching, Wilma Pang

     Adapted, directed & designed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe

WINNER: Best Adaptation, Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival, 2005

“CINCINNATI” by Don Nigro

Armed with a fierce intelligence and razor wit, a woman, whose name may or may not be Susan, confronts pain, desire, and grief in a labyrinth of shifting realities.

    Featuring: Mia Tagano

    Creative Team: Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Jovan Olague, Dan Ransom

ISMENE adapted from Sophocles by Satoh Makoto, translated by David Goodman

Writing in response to the America’s post-war occupation of Japan, Satoh examines imperialism and the conflict of tradition and modernization as seen by the younger sister of a princess.

    Featuring: Julia Cho, David Furumoto*, Tina Huang, Eric Moore, Stephen Pawley*, Eric Starker & SUZ Takeda

    Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe

    Hosted by Aurora Theatre Company


London’s cabaret outlaw returns to San Francisco with a frothy mix of satire and song, accompanied by the inimitable David Buuck.

           “His talent for whip-cracking one-liners is

            audaciously thrilling.”    -- Time Out London


Seventeeth-century Chinese melodies are illuminated by a new English libretto in chamber opera prequel to our award-winning “Green Bamboo Hermitage.” A peek into the development process of a new approach to classical theater.

    Featuring: Erica Kimble, Paul Rodrigues, Amelia Bethel

    Creative Team: Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Nathan Lively, Daniel Thobias