BWW Insight: Mixing Military Racism and a Mother's Love, AN AMERICAN SOLDIER Opens June 3 in St. Louis / by David Hwang


AN AMERICAN SOLDIER--music by Huang Ruo and libretto by David Henry Hwang, directed by Matthew Ozawa--opens at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) on June 3, with performances through June 22, part of OTSL's New Works, Old Voices series. The opera asks the powerful question: What does it mean to be an American? It is based on the true story of a young Chinese American from New York, who enlisted in the Army during the war in Afghanistan and was deployed to Kandahar, where he became the victim of military hazing that leads to his suicide.

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