Dragon Lady starts in the year of the Water Dragon on the eve of Grandma Maria’s 60th Birthday, “your most important birthday of your old people birthdays,” when Maria Porkalob Sr. must share the dark secrets of her fantastical life with her first-born granddaughter Sara. Through laughter, shock, singing, and tears, the two women discover that it is never too late to atone for pain we inflict on our loved ones and forgive ourselves for past regrets. Guided by the beats of her grandmother’s new karaoke machine, Sara portrays dozens of characters from Maria’s bittersweet memories and sensational adventures – from a Manila nightclub in the ‘60s to a modern-day Washington state trailer park.
This solo cabaret musical by Sara Porkalob is the first in her trilogy of “matrilineal” musicals about her Filipino American gangster family; one play for each generation built around grandmother, mother, granddaughter, and her specific hero’s journey. This family tale beautifully explores what it means to be an immigrant single mom in America. Directed by Andrew Russell, Dragon Lady is a funny and fearless tour-de-force in two acts featuring a live three-piece jazz ensemble on stage.
Sneak Preview Tickets (Nov. 24 - 27): $43.50
Regular Tickets (Nov. 28 - Dec. 17): $50.50 - $60.50
Book your prix fixe dinner at Paseo Bistro on any evening during the run of Dragon Lady, and receive a ticket to the show with each Paseo x MTC Experience reservation. Now in its 75th year in Mill Valley, Paseo elevates the dining experience by offering New American flavors, artfully prepared by exquisite culinary craftsmanship using locally sourced, naturally harvested ingredients.
Your booking includes: an appetizer, entrée, signature cocktail, and dessert, followed by instant access to a stunning night of theatre.
Book your Paseo/MTC reservation HERE.
LUMPIA & LIBATIONS - A December 8th Pre-show Party
Boo Koo restaurant will prepare an exclusive off-menu item, Lumpia, to enjoy at the theatre's pre-show mixer. Lumpia are made of thin paper-like or crepe-like pastry skin called "lumpia wrapper" enveloping savory or sweet fillings that are commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Tickets: $45 (includes special menu food and drinks on-site before the show at MTC)