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Dragon Cycle

A.R.T. Breakout
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Wednesday

March 20

Dragon Lady

7:30PM

From: $25.00
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Thursday

March 21

Dragon Lady

7:30PM

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Friday

March 22

Dragon Lady

7:30PM

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Saturday

March 23

Dragon Lady

7PM

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Thursday

March 28

Dragon Mama

7:30PM

Friday

March 29

Dragon Mama

7:30PM

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Saturday

March 30

Dragon Mama

7PM

April

Tuesday

April 2

Dragon Lady

7:30PM

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College Night

Wednesday

April 3

Dragon Mama

7:30PM

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College Night

Thursday

April 4

Dragon Lady

7:30PM

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Friday

April 5

Dragon Mama

7:30PM

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Saturday

April 6

Dragon Mama

2PM

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Saturday

April 6

Dragon Lady

7PM

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Fascinating, moving, and revolutionary. Porkalob has a talent for telling stories with a pure honesty that can only leave one enchanted.

Queerspace Magazine

In Porkalob’s plays, storytelling is as an act of transformation.

WBUR’s The ARTery

After a run at OBERON in the spring of 2018, virtuosic performer Sara Porkalob returns with new songs in her musical Dragon Lady and also turns her attention to another chapter of her family’s history with Dragon Mama, the second piece in her Dragon Cycle.

 

Created and Performed by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell

Notable dates

Calling all Boston-area students to join us for College Night at Dragon Lady on Tuesday, April 2 and Dragon Mama on Wednesday, April 3. $15 student tickets available online—bring your college ID for the discount and to enjoy music after the show.

Dragon Lady

Return Engagement

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, this timely new musical is about what it means to come to America. The Seattle Times calls Dragon Lady, “Commanding and irresistible…a fierce and vibrant memoir.”

Original Music by Peter Irving
On Stage Band: Hot Damn Scandal

Dragon Mama

World Premiere

How does a Dragon earn her wings? Maria Porkalob, Jr., yearns for a gayer, more POC-filled life than Bremerton, WA, can offer. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, Maria must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden mother, four young siblings, and newborn daughter Sara for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational trauma. Traversing 25 years filled with queer love in a barren land, Dragon Mama features ghosts, Filipino gangsters, and a dope 80s and 90s soundtrack.

 

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Sara Porkalob, Diana Oh, and Kareem Khubchandani in conversation

Performance artists Diana Oh and Sara Porkalob sat down for a personal, wide-ranging discussion in anticipation of their shows in the A.R.T. Breakout series.

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Hot Damn Scandal, seen in Dragon Lady

Hot Damn Scandal Pop-Up Performance

MAR 15 3PM
1350 Massachusetts Ave.

Get a sneak preview of the music of Dragon Lady at Harvard Commons in the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.

 

Get a sneak preview of the music of Dragon Lady at Harvard Commons in the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.