David Henry Hwang's Golden Child
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“Four Stars! Rich and bracingly affecting!”

-Time Out New York

“Funny, well-acted and visually elegant!

-New York Post

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After three years working abroad, a Chinese businessman sets off a dangerous power struggle in his polygamous Chinese household. Inspired by his own family history, David Henry Hwang's 1997 Obie Award-winning and 1998 Tony nominated GOLDEN CHILD explores the often-painful process through which change comes to people and cultures.

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Jennifer Lim, Annie Q, Julyana Soelistyo and Lesley Hu.

IMAGE: Photo by Richard Termine.




GOLDEN CHILD Cast Interviews




Actor Lesley Hu getting ready to take the stage in GOLDEN CHILD.

IMAGE: Photo by Gregory Costanzo.



IMAGE: David Henry Hwang. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

Who’s Who


Servant/Ghost: Tina Chilip
Servant/Ghost : Nadia Gan
Eng Eling, third wife: Lesley Hu
Eng Luan, second wife: Jennifer Lim
Reverend Baines: Matthew Maher
Eng Ahn, daughter: Annie Q
Eng Siu-Yong, first wife: Julyana Soelistyo
Grandson/Eng Tieng Bin: Greg Watanabe


Scenic Design: Neil Patel
Costume Design: Anita Yavich
Lighting Design: Matt Frey
Sound Design: Darron L West
Projection Design: Darrel Maloney
Hair and Wig Design: Tom Watson
Dialect Coach: Deb Hecht
Production Stage Manager: David H. Lurie
Casting: Telsey + Company


Tina Chilip


Tina Chilip (Servant/Ghost 1). New York Theater: Flipzoids (Ma-Yi Theater Company), Joy Luck Club (Pan Asian Rep), Twelfth Night (Leviathan Lab), Sweet Karma (Immigrants Theater Project/Queens Theater in the Park). Regional: M. Butterfly (The Guthrie Theater); Yellow Face, Far East (TheatreWorks Palo Alto); A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet (Trinity Rep); Hamlet, 1001 Arabian Nights (Marin Shakespeare Company). International: Golden Child (Cultural Center of the Philippines). TV: Royal Pains. Leviathan Lab Company Member. Training: MFA, Brown University/Trinity Rep.

Nadia Gan


Signature Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: The Shanghai Gesture (Mirror Repertory Company), Shogun Macbeth (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre). Other NY theater and Regional: The Moth and the Flame (Target Margin), Rosa Loses Her Face (Queens Theatre in the Park/Electric Theatre Co., PA), Richard II and The Learned Ladies (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), and more. Film/Television: What Maisie Knew, The Shells, Stranger Danger, “Blue Bloods.” Training: B.F.A. (Honors) New York University (Playwrights Horizons and The Classical Studio).

Lesley Hu

Eng Eling, third wife

A stage and screen actress from Taiwan making her Off-Broadway debut. Her work in Asia ranges from acting, singing, and dancing. Theatre: Dreamers (Performance Workshop Inc. dir. Stan Lai), A Change of Sunshine (Jimmy Productions), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Crown Theater), West Side Story (Guy Lott Auditorium). Film: L-O-V-E, Father’s Lullaby, B&W: The Dawn of Assault, Prince of Tears. TV: “Fated To Love You.” Special love and gratitude to God and to my family.

Jennifer Lim

Eng Luan, second wife

THEATER: Chinglish (B'way - Theater World Award & Drama Desk Nom), Chinglish (World Premiere, Goodman Theater - Jeff Nom & Chicago Theater Critics' Beat Nom), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC, London & Stratford-Upon-Avon), Ching Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian Rep), Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven (Young Jean Lee Theater Co.), Vengeance Can Wait (P.S.122), YokastaS Redux (La MaMa E.T.C.), Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, Iphigeneia at Aulis (Yale Rep), A Christmas Carol (ATL), This Isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre, London), Songs of the Dragons European tour, The Medea (Turkey) and a Chinese production of Hamlet (Shanghai Experimental Theatre Festival & Grotowski Int’l Theatre Festival, Wroclaw). FILM/TV: The Savages, 27 Dresses, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, Royal Pains and Dirty Sexy Money. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama.

Matthew Maher

Reverend Baines

Off Broadway: Uncle Vanya, Orange Hat and Grace, Molly’s Dream Lear (Soho Rep), You Better Sit Down: Tales From Parents’ Divorce (The Civilians, Associate Artist) School For Lies (CSC) Richard III (The Public), Coriolanus (TFANA) The World Over (Playwrights Horizons), Have You Seen Steve Steven? (13P), Hello Failure (PS122), The Small, One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon (Clubbed Thumb), The Race of the Ark Tattoo (The Foundry, OBIE Award) and others. Regional credits include A Doll’s House, (Williamstown) 1+1 (NY Stage and Film), The Pillowman (Berkeley Rep), The Communist Dracula Pageant (American Repertory Theater) A Seagull In The Hamptons (McCarter Theater Center) and others. Film/TV: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, The Killer Inside Me, Gone Baby Gone, Jersey Girl, Dogma, Bringing Out The Dead, Vulgar, The Third Wheel, Homecoming, Downeast (upcoming), “The Unusuals”, “John From Cincinnati”, “Bored To Death:, “The Jury”, “Deadline”, and all three “Law and Order” shows.

Annie Q

Eng Ahn, daughter

Annie is honored to be making her Off-Broadway debut. Annie is a graduate of the Drama Department of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. After spending a year at NYU she decided to let acting be her full-time pursuit. New York Theater: The Empress of China, Forbidden City West. Film: Innocence, Untitled Drake Doremus Project, In Eden, Room 11, Paper Girl, Picture Day. TV: “Like Father” (pilot), “Blue Bloods,” “Are We There Yet?,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Love and gratitude for all their support to Mom, Grandma, and her favorite ladies at Sinclair Management and Abrams Artists.

Julyana Soelistyo

Eng Siu-Yong, first wife

Broadway : Originated the title role of Golden Child directed by James Lapine (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics' Circle nomination, Drama League Award, Clarence Derwent Award) Off-Broadway : Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center), Pericles (TFANA/ BAM), On The Town (City Center), Bernada Alba (NAATCO). Others : Children Of Heracles directed by Peter Sellars (Paris, Rome, Bottrop, A.R.T), Imogen in Cymbeline directed by Bartlett Sher (Intiman), Iphigenia (Yale Rep), The Tempest (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, McCarter), Macbeth (Baltimore Center Stage), Wild Swans (A.R.T/ Young Vic, London). Film : Earthly Possessions, Sister Fetus in Bringing Out The Dead (Martin Scorsese, dir), Ariel in The Tempest with Christopher Plummer.

Greg Watanabe

Grandson/Eng Tieng Bin

(Off-Broadway): BALLAD OF YACHIYO (Public). Regional: Berkeley, Seattle, A Contemporary Theater, South Coast, Geffen Playhouse, Singapore. (Film TV): Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911!, Criminal Minds, ONLY THE BRAVE, AMERICANESE.


Production PHOTOS

Photos by Gregory Costanzo.




GOLDEN CHILD Cast Interviews

David Henry Hwang on GOLDEN CHILD



Backstage PHOTOS

Photos by Gregory Costanzo.




Photos by Gregory Costanzo.

Performance Info

First Performance:

October 23

Last Performance:

December 16, 2012

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