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New Musical Reimagines 'The King And I' As Parable Of Lost American Influence After 2016 Election05:14


Playwright David Henry Hwang's new play "Soft Power" takes a hard look at the state of American democracy through the lens of Chinese cultural influence. The play asks: Is it worth fighting for?

NPR arts reporter Andrew Limbong (@AndrewLimbong) has the story.

This segment aired on October 21, 2019.

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