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21 JAN 2018


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NARRATOR: " Each brother had one amazing power that was all his own."

The cast in the opening scene of ReAct's staged story reading of The Seven Chinese Brothers.
Photo: George Paul Glanzman.

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Kathy Hsieh
Voice of the Brothers
Andy Lew
Voice of the Emperor
Matt Lovell
First Brother
Allen Go
Second Brother
David Woods
Third Brother
Henry Mark
Fourth Brother
Justin Kim
Fifth Brother
Shiaokai Wang
Sixth Brother
Justin Kim
Seventh Brother
David Hsieh
Agastya Kohli
Nancy Calos-Nakano
Ciana Nakano
Shigeko Nakano

Directed by
David Hsieh

SECOND BROTHER: "Ai ya! Tomorrow morning they are going to drown Fourth Brother."

David Woods as Second Brother with Allen Go as First Brother and narrator Andy Lew in ReAct's staged story reading of The Seven Chinese Brothers at Winterfest.
Photo: George Paul Glanzman.


The Seven Chinese Brothers

By Margaret Mahy
Adapted by David Hsieh

Staged Story Reading

December 23, 2004
The Seattle Center Centerhouse

NARRATOR: "Once upon a time, when Ch'in Shih Huang was emperor of all of China, seven remarkable brothers lived together on a beautiful hillside."
Andy Lew, Kathy Hsieh and Matt
Lovell narrating ReAct's
staged story reading of The
Seven Chinese Brothers
Photo: George Paul Glanzman.


FIFTH BROTHER: "Don't worry, I will change places with him."
David Hsieh as Seventh Brother,
Henry Mark as Third Brother,
Allen Go as First Brother with
narrators Andy Lew and Kathy
Hsieh in ReAct's presentation
of The Seven Chinese Brothers.
Photo: George Paul Glanzman.

The Program

The Setting

The Fobidden City, the Great Wall, and the home of the Seven Chinese Brothers on a beautiful hillside in China during the Han Dynasty.

The Seven Chinese Brothers

This was the first public presentation of this stage adaptation.

Production Notes

>>ReAct's Encore Engagement
>>ReAct's Second Encore Engagement
>>ReAct's Third Encore Engagement

ReAct's staged story reading of David Hsieh's adaptation of Margaret Mahy's The Seven Chinese Brothers was commissioned by Seattle Center Productions and presented by special arrangement with DAVID HSIEH.

Special Thanks To...

Nancy Calos-Nakano for loaned props
Centerhouse Productions and Staff for production support
The Elliott Bay Book Company for rehearsal support
George Paul Glanzman for production support
Kathy Hsieh for organizational support
Justin Kim for videography support
Margaret Peterson for organizational support

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