A question for the Master
Ok, the following is a synopsis of a broadway show I going to go see tonight:
Flower Drum Song
In this new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's
Flower Drum Song, Mei-li flees to America in the late
1950's when her father, a Chinese opera master, falls
under persecution from the Communist government.
Arriving in San Francisco, she finds work in a
run-down Chinese opera house where the patriarch,
Master Wang, struggles to keep old traditions alive,
while his American-born son Ta dreams of converting
the space into a Western-style nightclub. With the
help of a leggy showgirl, Linda Low, and her
fast-talking agent, Madame Liang, Ta's wish comes
true; they discover success, American-style, by
turning the old theatre into a popular new nightspot,
Club Chop Suey. In the whirlwind that follows, Mei-li
finds herself falling in love, as characters grapple
with the joys and the challenges of life in the new
world, through a funny and moving story which explores
what it means to be an American, and touches the
history of every person whose forebears once arrived
as a stranger to these shores.
I didn't know Master Wang was on Broadway.
Ok, so I thought it was amusing.