Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Year of the Dragon |
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Tina Chen, Doug Higgins, Lilah Kan, Keenan Shimizu, Pat Suzuki
Director: Portman Paget
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Frank Chin's play attacks the comfortable stereotypes of the Asian Amerian. Stars George Takei, Pat Suzuki.
Excellent Frank Chin Play
D. Delvecchio | 09/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a dynamic, excellently acted filmed version of one of Frank Chin's greatest plays. The explosive interaction of a family of Chinese-Americans set against the explosive background of Chinese New Year celebrations makes for great drama. The actors really rise to the occasion, particularly George Takei, whose performance is a tense, volatile bundle of energy - always threatening to go over the edge- but with a reserved and collective melancholy that is truly compelling. The tension between the good Chinese-American who keeps quiet, plays the fool, and knows his place and the revolutionary spirit of the young is etched in Takei's face. He is a walking contradiction, and filled with turmoil. This inner struggle culminates in a devastating climax. Takei's performance is like watching a nerve being shredded and is very powerful. It helps raise this play (which gives voice to feelings held quiet for too long) above the ordinary."