Project Description

A great cast of performances by obviously seasoned professionals, a great story and a very intimate setting at the Grove Theater Center makes this a production worth seeing.     -Asiansonfilm

Chua’s script is at times somewhat audacious given the scope of story, travel, and time covered during a scant 85-minute one-act, but his inventive use of narration, flashback, and even rewound scenes covers any rough patches. And this structure allows director Kevin Cochran and a uniformly excellent cast of five to shine . . . Rounding out this quintet is David Allen Jones in an exquisitely understated performance as the Narrator. Jones flawlessly handles at least a dozen different characters with a dry wit and genuine sense of concern for what he is witnessing and relaying to the audience. In particular, his eleventh-hour delivery of an old Chinese fable is a stand-alone moment of sheer artistry.     -Backstage


Grove Theater Center
Kevin Cochran, Artistic Director
Charles Johanson, Executive Director

presented as part of the GTC New Play Initiative

A Book by its Cover
by Damon Chua
directed by Kevin Cochran

Set & Costumes  –  Leonard Ogden
Lights  –  David Darwin
Sound  –  Hunter Stephenson

Narrator  –  David Allen Jones*
Millie  –  Janet Song*
Greg  –  Jesse Sharp*
Ah Keung  –  Joon Lee
Pui Mun  –  Kim Chueh

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the union of professional stage directors in the United States.