Dragon Lady
OBERON Presents, OBERON Shows
March 22 - 24, 2018
Dragon Lady
"Sara Porkalob's theatrical engagement with an empty chair is about 30 times more impressive than Clint Eastwood's performance at the 2012 RNC.”
The Stranger

By Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell


It is the year of the Water Dragon and the eve of Grandma Maria’s 60th birthday. By the light of the karaoke machine, fueled by pork dumplings and diet Pepsi, she shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, Seattle-based performer Sara Porkalob presents this timely new musical about what it means to come to America.

Porkalob fizzes with charisma—her physical comedy is exacting and intuitive, her multicolored voice slides easily from jazz to legit musical theatre. More

As she got older, Porkalob realized the power of storytelling and theater to bring people together, both to entertain, but also to make them think about the world around them. More

[Sara Porkalob's Dragon Lady] was hilarious in several places and full of moving scenes about immigration and life. More

Dragon Lady is about the relationships between history, memory, and storytelling in my family,” Porkalob said. “Because those three things inevitably change over time—history is written every day, memories fade, and stories are reinterpreted—developing this piece over time just makes sense.” More

Click here to read "What Is A Dragon Lady?" by Sara Porkalob, creator of Dragon Lady and co-creator of the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, WA.

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