In her first role since appearing as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films, Katie Leung is set to star in Sacha Wares' production of Jung Chang's autobiographical play, Wild Swans. Katie will play the central role of Er-Hong, as a witness to China's 20th-century cultural revolution. In an interview with TheaterMania, Katie described the role as follows:
"Er-Hong is a studious and respectful daughter and granddaughter who is seen growing up from a young child to into her twenties in the midst of China's Cultural Revolution. She becomes affected by it enormously throughout her childhood as she watches her communist parents sacrifice endlessly for a fairer society amongst all the corruption and oppression. As a result, Er-Hong becomes determined to excel in her studies in hope of gaining a scholarship to study abroad and escape the country's strict regimes."
The rest of Katie's interview can be read here.
Wild Swans will be playing at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts from February 11 - March 11, to be followed by a run in London at the Young Vic from April 13 - May 13. MuggleNet will be attending a special screening of the production next Friday, February 17th. Be sure to check back for a full review.
Tickets for American Repertory Theater showing can be purchased here, and tickets for the Young Vic run can be purchased here.