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Urban Stages Theater
259 West 30th Street (bet 7th and 8th Avenues)
For tickets, call Ovationtix, 1.866.811.4111

Urban Stages Adm. Office:
555 8th Avenue, #1800

I am a warrior,
so that my son may be a shop keeper,
so that his son may be a poet.

― John Quincy Adams

A Deal

By Zhu Yi | Directed by John Giampietro

The World Premiere
Nov 15 to Dec 10, 2017


Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese families, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan), until they realize she’s turning into a dangerous stranger.

A DEAL is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family’s home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar. It reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and the West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow.

This is the first Off-Broadway production for international known playwright Zhu Yi and A DEAL will simultaneously tour China in Mandarin.


Alan Ariano (Broadway: The King and I; Miss Saigon), Pun Bandhu (Broadway: Wit. NY: The Treasurer), Helen Coxe (Film: Julie & Julia Broadway: Side Man. NY: Tail! Spin!), Lydia Gaston (Broadway: The King and I; Miss Saigon), Wei Yi Lin (Gable Stage: 4000 Miles. TV: “Zero Hour”) and Seth Moore (NY: Agnes!).



Nov 15 - Dec 10, 2017

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 7:30pm | Sat: 8pm
Matinees Sat & Sun: 3pm

Previews: Nov 15-19
Opening Night: Nov 20
Patrons' Night: Nov 29

Extra Preview: Sun, Nov 19 @ 7:30pm
Extra Show: Tues, Nov 21 @ 7:30pm
No Show: Thanksgiving, Thurs, Nov 23



Previews: $25
Regular: $35

Student Rush: Call Office
Group Tickets: Call Office

Opening Night: $50
Patrons' Night: $150

Opening Night includes Champagne Reception
Patrons' Night includes cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres before show and dinner with wine after the show. More info TBA

Rebecca Kane (Stage Manager), Jeana Caporelli (Assistant Stage Manager), Frank Oliva (Set Designer), John Salutz (Lighting and Sound Designer), Audrey Nauman (Costume Designer), Ryan Belock (Video Designer) and Kim Sharp (Technical Director)

Graphic Design: Sylvia Haber, Perpetuart

The play was developed as part of "New Text - New Stage II", an Ibsen International project for the development of new writing.