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*The World Premiere of Shadows & Secrets took place on May 4th and 5th, 2024, at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. This event has passed, but below is information about the performance. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about this event.

Shadows & Secrets is based on a dossier of scattered historical facts, newspaper clippings and memories of Nancy Wang’s grandfather Chin F. Foin, whose demise in mob era Chicago (Foin fell to his death down the elevator shaft of his restaurant), was understood to be an accident—or was he pushed?


Eth-Noh-Tec (USA) presents Shadows & Secrets (World Premiere)

Date(s) & Time(s):
Sat May 4, 6:30 PM, Sun May 5, 2:00 PM
Duration: 75 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2868 Mission Street, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Mission Cultural Center

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28


Gallery Information:
Opening reception on 4/28 with a panel of artists including:
Chee Wang Ng, Dr. Jack Chin, Nancy Wang, facilitated by Dr. Russell Jeung.
Gallery Location:

447 Minna, San Francisco

Gallery Dates:
● Opening reception: April 28 1-4 PM
● April 29, April 30, May 2, May 3: 5:30-8:30 PM
● May 4: 3-6 PM
● Closing reception/cast afterparty: May 5: 5:30-8:30 PM


*Contributed by Nancy Wang.
**Supported in part by the National Arts Endowment, California Arts Council, G&G Education
Fund, SF International Arts Festival and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center.
***Premiering in the San Francisco International Arts Festival and the
United States of Asian America Festival.

This staged, multi-media whodunit radio play searches for answers! Broadcast in front of a live audience, Mystery Radio Playhouse hopes to solve the cold case of Mr. Chin Foin, famous restaurateur of the Mandarin Inn.

It is 1924. A Chicago rain storm. A flooded basement. Prohibition. Fires, tong wars, jealousy, greed hang in the wet and darkened air. Chin Foin has plunged four floors down the elevator shaft of his own restaurant. Slippery shoes? or was he pushed?! Ruled an accident, there are too many suspicious circumstances surrounding his untimely and unexpected death.

His granddaughter hopes to solve the case!

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