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GOLDEN SHIELD Begins Performances Tonight At Manhattan Theatre Club


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Begins Performances Tonight

At Manhattan Theatre Club

American Premiere by Anchuli Felicia King

Directed by May Adrales


Opening Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Off-Broadway at New York City Center – Stage I


Produced as Part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative

Sloan Talkback Announced for Wednesday, May 11


AAPI Night Announced for Wednesday, May 4


Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer)’s American premiere of Golden Shield, written by Anchuli Felicia King (White Pearl) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone at MTC), begins performances tonight at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Opening night is Tuesday, May 17.


Golden Shield’s ensemble cast features Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian, and Gillian Saker.


From international playwright, Anchuli Felicia King comes a riveting new play about loyalties, intrigue, and the delicate art of translation. When enterprising American lawyer Julie Chen files a class-action lawsuit involving a multinational technology corporation and the Chinese government, she hires her strong-minded sister Eva as her translator. But what compromises will they make in order to win? And can they put aside their past differences to speak the same language? Directing this fast-paced production is May Adrales (Vietgone).


The show’s creative team includes dots (scenic design), Sara Ryung Clement (costume design), Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew (lighting design), Charles Coes & Nathan A. Roberts (original music & sound design), Tom Watson (hair & wig design), Ka-Ling Cheung (vocal coach), and Alyssa K. Howard (production stage manager).


Major support for Golden Shield is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of The Sloan Initiative: Setting the Stage for Science and Technology. Additional support is provided by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


MTC is pleased to announce two special performances during the run of Golden Shield:


Wednesday, May 4 is Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Night, which will include a talkback following the 7:00pm performance of Golden Shield.


On Wednesday, May 11, following the 7:00pm performance, there will be a Sloan panel discussion that will address internet surveillance, the global and legal impacts of internet firewall technology, and other technological themes in the play.


Proof of vaccination and a Valid ID will be required to enter the theatre. Masks must be worn at all times. For up-to-date COVID protocols, go to



Tickets for Golden Shield can be purchased online at, by calling 212-581-1212, or by visiting the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street).


To join MTC’s season of plays as a Subscriber or a Patron, call the MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050 or go to

To sign up for MTC’s “30 Under 35” program, offering $30 tickets for theatergoers age 35 and under, visit

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