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The Golden Spike

The Golden Spike borrows elements of the Monkey King legend to tell an epic love story of Sun Wu and Jiao Zhou spanning 13 years, from the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad to the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Sun Wu, a Chinese railroad worker pursuing equal rights for his fellow laborers, finds himself caught in the machinations of America’s largest infrastructure project. While his head is steadily focused on negotiating fair working conditions for him and his fellow workers, his heart yearns for a young Chinese laundress. weaving strong emotional narratives of Chinese and Irish immigrants, and driven by a rocking folk-roots score from NY-based theater collective & band The Lobbyists, The Golden Spike explores the pursuit of love, family, truth, and the sparkling light of equality under the otherwise dark shadow of America’s history.

book by Don Nguyen; music, instrumentation, and lyrics by The Lobbyists

Director/Choreographer: Margaret Lee

Dramaturg: Mei Ann Teo

Stage Manager: Sally Burgos

Ensemble: The Lobbyists

Opened February 2020

BRIChouse - Briclab Residency

Produced by BRIClab & The Lobbyists

The Golden Spike: Welcome
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