onStage Pittsburgh – Quantum Theatre’s ‘Chimerica’ imagines the fate of the Tiananmen Square Tank Man

By December 10, 2021 Uncategorized

Karla Boos knew she wanted Chimerica as a Quantum Theatre production since she saw its London debut in 2013. When Boos landed the rights five years later, her first call was to Susan Tsu.

In that pre-pandemic time, with Chimerica headed for Quantum’s 2019-20 season, acclaimed costume designer Tsu was on board, both for art direction and with a wealth of knowledge about the play’s focus: the 1989 protests and massacre in Tiananmen Square, and the image of the lone “Tank Man” that captured the world’s imagination.

Sharon Eberson, onStage Pittsburgh

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