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Written by Preston Choi
Directed by Peter J. Kuo
Presented by Artists at Play
This Is Not A True Story is a new play reckoning with the problematic history and impact of Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon, and Kumiko the Treasure Hunter. The play imagines a world where the heroines of these stories have a say in their telling, have choice, have agency, have a chance at changing their ill-fated endings.
About Preston Choi
Preston Choi is a recent graduate of Northwestern University where he majored in Theatre, pursuing acting and playwriting within the Playwriting Module. His most recent play, Yang-Gongju: Yankee Princess, was in Victory Gardens’ College Night for Fun Home, and his play A Great Migration, was featured in the Agnes Nixon New Play Festival in 2017. Other plays produced on Northwestern’s campus include Endling, This Is Not A True Story, A Feast, and Salt through Vertigo Productions, and The Desert At The Bottom Of The Sea through Purple Crayon Players. He is currently in residency with Wave Productions in their Past Present Future Residency for his play On a Ship at Sea at Night. He was the recipient of an Undergraduate Research Grant from Northwestern towards research in plastic surgery and its relationship to aesthetic beauty, race, and idealism for his play Regularly Scheduled Programming. He bakes bread in the morning.