Starring Tony Award-winning actor BD Wong ("M. Butterfly" and NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victim Unit"), "The Orphan of Zhao" takes the stage at the La Jolla Playhouse. Travelzoo subscribers can save up to 55% on tickets to the show, named a Critics' Choice by U-T San Diego.
All performances through Aug. 3 are $29 (reg. $47-$70) for Area 1 (rows A-N) and Area 2 (rows O-P) seating.
San Diego CityBeat says the play is "luminous and artfully staged ... (BD) Wong gives a thoroughly absorbing performance." The La Jolla Light calls it "astonishing entertainment.”
One of the oldest pieces of Chinese theater, "The Orphan of Zhao" is the story of an orphaned child who discovers the truth behind his origins after a violent coup. Described as the Chinese "Hamlet," this tale was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West and has inspired numerous operas, plays and movies.
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