Silk road rising presents

wild boar

The U.s. Premiere

November 9th - December 17th

Written by Candace Chong
Translated by Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith
Adaptation by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Helen Young

A gripping investigation of journalistic integrity, city planning, and social conscience, Wild Boar is a new play from one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed playwrights. When a controversial professor goes missing, an editor and his student band together to publicize the truth. Old flames spark and friendships are tested in the U.S. premiere of this turbulent thriller about media manipulation, fake news, and who gets to speak for the poor.

Performance schedule

Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 4:00pm
Sundays at 4:00pm


Silk Road Rising
77 W. Washington St, Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60602

Wild Boar was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and received its world premiere (in Cantonese) in February 2012. This translation was commissioned, developed and presented by Signature Theatre and The Lark Play Development Center as part of Contemporary Chinese Playwright Series in March 2013.