Performance Dates

In 1989, Joe, a young American journalist, photographs a protester facing down four tanks in Tiananmen Square. In 2012, with election season bringing US-China relations into the spotlight, Joe decides to seek out the subject of his most famous image—just as an old friend from China reaches out with an agenda of his own. A sensation in its London run, Chimerica covers two decades in the history of two superpowers as it considers political change, personal responsibility, and the stories that exist beyond the margins of a frame. 

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
210 minutes


Joe Schofield
Zhang Lin
Tessa Klein
Mel Stanwyck
Young Zhang Lin, Benny, and others
Zhang Wei, Pengsi, and others
Liuli, Jennifer, and others
Mary Chang, Michelle, Deng, Pengsi’s Wife and others
Frank, Herb
Ming Xiaoli, Feng Meihui, and others
Doreen, Maria Dubiecki, and others
Paul Kramer, David Barker, Peter Rourke, and others

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Dialects: Zach Campion