Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven smashes the conventions of Asian-stereotypes to bits and tosses them up like confetti. Young Jean Lee, one of the hottest downtown New York playwrights, turns the Asian-identity play on its head when a coterie of Korean American women explore what it means to be Asian in a white-dominated society. Music, Korean tradition, romance and violence flood the stage. The result is a Tarantino-esque collage of monologues, dances and scenes that is as sharp as it is hilarious.
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