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Golden Child is the story of a Chinese businessman, who, after three years working abroad, sets off a dangerous power struggle in his polygamous Chinese household. Golden Child explores the often-painful process through which change comes to people and cultures.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Dec. 16, 2012.

About the Show

Previews: Oct 23, 2012 • Opening: Nov 13, 2012 • Closing: Dec 16, 2012



What Is the Story of Golden Child?
Set in Fujian, China, in 1918, Golden Child is the story of a polygamous family as told through the eyes of Eng Ahn, a 10-year-old girl. When Ahn’s father Eng Tieng-Bin returns home after three years of working abroad, his three wives are thrilled to see him. But when he arrives bearing strange Western gifts like a waffle iron and a phonograph, his first wife Siu-Yong and second wife Luan are suspicious. Eng Tieng-Bin begins to favor his young third wife, Eling, sending his entire family into a panic. As Eng Tieng-Bin considers converting to Christianity and transitioning to a one-wife household, all three wives wonder what will ultimately become of them.

Off-Broadway Plays Drama

"Hwang’s tale, inspired by his family, is well-told. Director Leigh Silverman’s polished cast and production showcase it at its best advantage."

New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

"Soelistyo, Lim, and Hu do stellar jobs portraying women who were put into positions almost inconceivably unfair. Lim, in particular, reveals a surprising amount of heart beneath all her character's sass."

Entertainment Weekly

Melissa Rose Bernardo


Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices for each theater per ADA requirements. Devices can be found in the central lobby prior to every performance.
Wheelchair Access
Fully wheelchair accessible.
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