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At the peak of the 19th century, the Tacoma Method was praised as an effective method to eradicate Chinese communities on the West Coast. This is the operatic retelling of Tacoma's dark history.


On November 3, 1885, Tacoma's mayor rallied 500 white citizens to march through Tacoma’s Chinatown. They stopped at every Chinese business and residence and ordered the occupants to leave. What remained of the once prominent Chinese community was burned to the ground.

Don't miss our international all-star cast in Tacoma Method, March 31, April 1 and April 2 at the Rialto Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

March 31, 2023 @ 7PM - 

April 1, 2023 @ 7PM - 

April 2, 2023 @ 2PM - 

Characters​ (in order of appearance)

Little, May's Servant

Lum May, local merchant

Mrs. May

Sing Lee, labor contractor and land owner

Mrs. Lee

Mayor Weisbach

Kevin, foundry worker and labor organizer

Judge Wickersham

Father Hylebos

Ezra Meeker, businessman in hop industry

Mrs. Meeker


Brandon Higa

Suchan Kim

Soon Cho

Allan Palacios Chan

Ivy Zhou

Robert McPherson

Andrew Etherington

Joshua Johnson

Kyle Tingzon

Zachary Lenox

Stacey Mastrian

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