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Shadows & Secrets

(2024 World Premiere)

Date(s) & Time(s):
Sat May 4 6:30 PM, Sun May 5 2:00 PM
Duration: 75 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2868 Mission Street, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Mission Cultural Center

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

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Production Details


The year was 1929. It was a stormy night in Chicago Chinatown. Chin Han Foin, a prominent Chinatown Businessman, deemed the Prince of Merchantdom was leaning into the elevator shaft to troubleshoot a mechanical flaw...

Suddenly he plummeted to his death. Was it an accident? or was he murdered. Find out how... in this classic "Who-Dun-it!"

Arts & Biographies

Nancy Wang (Co-Director)
Nancy has been a professional working artist for over 50 years. She is a dancer/choreographer, actor and storyteller. Nancy writes the stories of inspiring Asian Americans, as well as co-scripts Asian folktales and myths. Performing around the world, she has received the Circle of Excellence and the International StoryBridge awards by the National Storytelling Network. Her work's mission is to build cultural bridges and celebrate diversity through the art of storytelling and programs that address the issues of our times. (she/her). Role: Granddaughter.

Zolboo Namkhaidorj
A Bay Area based Meisner trained actor, singer, writer and teaching artist with a passion for creative acts of resistance, social justice and building more connected communities through play and storytelling. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring all that the Bay Area has to offer, dancing and trying new things. (she/they). Roles: Mrs. Chin Foin, Molly O'Farrell.

Benedikt Sebastian
A South African-born actor, growing up in South Africa's theater and film industry. In addition to his theater and film training, he completed all levels of improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) and Groundlings, studied at Second City and The World's Greatest Improv School (WGIS). With a talent for accents and dialects, he has over 20 film and TV credits and 30+ commercials. (he/him). Roles: Officer O'Callahan, Lawyer, Journalist.

Adisorn Wannaviro
A San Francisco based actor with a background in Film,Television, and Theatre. He was born in Bangkok Thailand, but grew in San Francisco. He studied Performance Theatre at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. (He/Him). Roles: Host, Harry Lee.

Alexander Lugue
A Filipino-American born and raised San Franciscan. New to acting, he began performing in film and on stage in 2022 with Bindlestiff Studio and improv at Endgames Improv. He hopes to bring the truth of the human condition to every role he plays. He enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu/muay thai as a hobbyist, and loves cooking for the delight of friends/family. (he/him). Roles: Chin Foin, Moy Dong Chew, Don Joy.

Ryan Yip
Ryan Yip avoided any thespian endeavors due to a traumatizing theater experience in high school until 20 years later, he found redemption in an Asian American acting class. Ryan is enjoying his acting renaissance on both stage and screen with performances that not only entertain, but also honor those who have come before us and highlights the shared human experience. (he/him). Roles: Wong Way, Chin Wai, Jack Lem Chin.

Mike Dingle
Mike Dingle has been a San Francisco resident since relocating from Ithaca, NY in 1978, and in the Bay Area arts world the whole time. He's worked with the Julian Theatre, Dude Theater, Berkeley Stage Company, Survival Research Laboratories, the Club Foot Orchestra, the New Farm, and is a founding member of the Third Thursday Band, playing monthly at The Saloon in North Beach. It's been more than 40 years since he appeared in Nancy Wang's Leave Me My Dreaming, Leave Me My Dreaming for the Asian American Theater Company. (he/him). Roles: Sergeant Murphy, Judge, Executor Mr. Tannenberg.



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