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would you set the table if I asked you to?

Hillary Gao

July 7 - July 13

$20 – $30

The Brick presents
would you set the table if I asked you to?
by Hillary Gao
July 7-13, 2023

There is a wrong way and a right way and the important thing is to do it the right way. Doing it the wrong way means. Means. You don’t want to know.

Performed by: Sharon Sakai, Miranda Kang, Ring Yuqi Yang, and Shan Y Chuang
Music: Riyaaz Ray Vachani
Costume Design: Dan Wang
Movement Direction: Mars Garcia
Assistant Director/Creative Consultant: Elizabeth Crawford
Line Producer: Leigh Honigman
Dramaturgical Consultant: Annie Jin Wang
Stage Manager/Lighting Designer: Celine Abdallah
Graphic Designer: Lucy Chi
Video/Photo: Lauren Chiriboga
Understudy: Rita Liu 

There is always an order to the courses. One- An outside world that holds beauty and harm. Two- A mother and her three children. Three – lessons taught, lessons remembered. There is an order to the courses, an order to the place setting, an order to life, and how much of it you can live. Order protects us– it must. But memory refuses to serve.

Special Thanks: Abrons Arts Center Dance/NYC Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, Nikkie Samreth, Allison Brooks, Bing Zhu, Ryn Stafford, Mary Ann Odete, Deborah Kym, Anya Zhang, Amy Hart, Cynthia Hu. We’d like to thank The Puffin Foundation for their support of this project.

Follow them: @hillarywgao


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Mask Policy: The Brick strongly encourages but does not require masks for audience members. We are in ongoing conversation with our artists and audiences as we continue to adapt our covid policies and it is subject to change at any time. Thank you. 

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com



July 7, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $30


Hillary Gao


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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