Lia Chang in Lorey Hayes' Power Play

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 21 June 2005.

Lia Chang, Peggy Alston, E. L. Janie, Dianne Kirksey and J. Preston star in Power Play by Lorey Hayes at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, New York through June 26th.

Lia Chang is currently appearing in the Billie Holiday Theatre's production of Lorey Hayes' Power Play in Brooklyn, NY through Jun. 26th.

Power Play also features J. Preston, Peggy Alston, E.L. Janie and Dianne Kirksey under the direction of Marjorie Moon, the producer of the Billie Holiday Theatre.

This political drama follows the path of the dynamic women behind a powerful man enmeshed in a whirlwind of intrigue.

In Power Play , Senator Franklin Wright (J. Preston) and his wife Lou (E.L. Janie) are living the American Dream. Senator Wright is propelled to political stardom by his campaign manager Carole Barbara (Lia Chang) who is female and Asian American. He is the campaign front runner who just might make history by becoming California's first African-American Governor, when three days before the election, he is embroiled in the midst of a scandal that threatens to ruin his career, the election and his marriage, forcing him to make a life and death decision.

The design team includes Patrice Davidson (sets), Helen Simmons (costumes) and Avan (lighting).

Lia who plays the role of Carole Barbara, recently appeared as Angela in William A. Parker's Audelco nominated Waitin' 2 End Hell directed by Woodie King at the 47th Street Playhouse for the New Federal Theatre. The San Francisco born and bred actress has also been featured on stage in the Signature Theater Company's revival of Sam Shepard's 1965 Obie award winning play Chicago at the Public Theater, in South Pacific with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden, Jeff Weiss' Obie Award winning Hot Keys as well as on screen in "Wolf," "New Jack City," "Kiss Before Dying," "King of New York," "Big Trouble in Little China," "The Last Dragon," "Taxman," "New York Undercover," "One Life to Live," and "As the World Turns." She is also an internationally exhibited fine arts photographer and an award-winning writer.

Tickets are $15-$20, $10-$12 children and seniors and can be purchased by calling the Billie Holiday Theatre Box Office (718) 636-0918. Performances are Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm, Sun. matinee @ 4pm.

Billie Holiday Theatre
1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY
Fulton at Marcy Ave or (A) train to Nostrand Ave.
(718) 636-0918
Billie Holiday Theatre

Feature on Power Play playwright Lorey Hayes