American Jade, Written by and Starring Jodi Long
Bucks County Playhouse
70 South Main Street
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: Wednesdays at 2pm/ Thursdays at 7:30pm/ Fridays at 8pm/ Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm / Sundays at 2pm / One exception Saturday February 19th at 2pm & 7pm
Admission fee: All matinee performance and Saturday evening performances - $70 + $6.75 fees / Thursday and Friday evening performances - $65.00 + $6.75 fees
The first Asian-American to win an Emmy in any acting category, Jodi Long breaks barriers even as she follows in her family’s well-worn footsteps. Jodi’s Chinese-Australian, tap-dancing father and Japanese American mother were a popular nightclub act on the Chop Suey Circuit in the 1940s and ‘50s. Her parents appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, and her father even made it to Broadway. “American Jade” brings her entire family’s story to life — chronicling their ups and downs both on stage and off. At the center of Jodi’s journey are imprints. The ones we are born with, the emotional imprints from our family and the societal imprints that are thrust upon us, Executed with grace and zeal, “American Jade” is a story of humor, passion, and perseverance against insurmountable odds and the ravages of racism.