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An American Soldier

First Preview: May 12, 2024

Opening Date: May 14, 2024

Closing Date: May 19, 2024

An American Soldier
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Playing @

Perelman Performing Arts Center

251 Fulton Street New York, NY 10007

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On October 3, 2011, Chinese-American Army Pvt. Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower at his base in Afghanistan. Based on his story and the ensuing courts-martial of Chen’s fellow soldiers, this New York City premiere opera tells the powerful true story of a young soldier from Manhattan’s Chinatown who sought to serve his country, only to find his biggest threat was the very people who swore to protect him.

Told through the multidimensional music of Huang Ruo (M. Butterfly, Book of Mountains and Seas) with libretto by Tony and Grammy winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Soft Power) and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew (Cambodian Rock Band, Sweatshop Overlord), An American Soldier is a powerful and unforgettable experience.

Co-Produced by PAC NYC, Boston Lyric Opera and American Composers Orchestra. The 2024 version was co-commissioned by PAC NYC and Boston Lyric Opera.
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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Audience Advisory:

Contains depictions and references to racism, violence and derogatory language.

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 7 PM
SATURDAY @ 8 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Music

Huang Ruo

Lyrics

David Henry Hwang

Book

David Henry Hwang

Director

Chay Yew

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Accessibility:

Assisted Listening System

Infrared assistive listening systems are installed in all theaters and headsets may be used at any seat. Headsets with induction neckloops are available for patrons who use hearing aids and cochlear implants with a “T” switch. Devices are distributed free-of-charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Devices are available at the Ticketing and Information Desk. Please request a device from staff as you arrive.

Box Office

The Ticketing and Information Desk, located in the lobby entrance, is accessible.

Directions Driving

Blocks from NJ Ferry and Staten Island Ferry

Directions Subway

E to World Trade Center, A/C/4/5/J/Z/2/3 to Fulton Street, R/W to Cortlandt Street, 1 to WTC Cortlandt; PATH to World Trade Center

Elevator\Escalator

Accessible Ramps and Elevators allow patrons to reach all levels/areas of PAC NYC. Elevators are provided to navigate from the ground level to the main foyer and restaurant and to all levels of the theaters where accessible seating is present.

Entrance

An accessible entrance/elevator is available at the main entrance to PAC NYC. All theaters, the restaurant and Ticketing and Information Desk are accessible.

Folding Armrests

Seats with removable armrests are available in all venues.

Passenger Loading Zone

Access-a-Ride users can use the AAR bus stop at the front entry of PAC NYC for more convenient pick-ups and drop-offs.

Restroom

Accessible restrooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd level of the building, accessible via elevator from the ground and the main 2nd level lobby. Three ADA Single use restrooms (Large enough for companion assistance) are located on the 2nd level. Two ADA Single use restrooms (Large enough for companion assistance) and 4 wheelchair accessible toilets are located on the 3rd level.

Seating

All theaters have wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot or do not wish to transfer from their wheelchairs to a theater seat should request/purchase wheelchair-accessible locations when ordering tickets. Seats with removable armrests are available in all venues.

Visual Assistance

Audio description is scheduled for select PAC NYC events throughout the year. Patrons who wish to listen to the description must pick up a headset. Headsets are distributed free-of-charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the Ticketing and Information Desk. Touch tours are made available when possible in conjunction with audio described performances. Large print and braille Playbills are available.

Wheelchair Info

All theaters have wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot or do not wish to transfer from their wheelchairs to a theater seat should request/purchase wheelchair-accessible locations when ordering tickets. For assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please contact 212-266-3010 or accessibility@pacnyc.org.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

E to World Trade Center, A/C/4/5/J/Z/2/3 to Fulton Street, R/W to Cortlandt Street, 1 to WTC Cortlandt; PATH to World Trade Center

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