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King of the Yees 余家之主

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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actors in rehearsal interact with a red Chinese dragon costume

Photo by Jon Sweeney               For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee’s father, Larry, has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men’s club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush and the building of the transcontinental railroad. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across cultural, national, and familial borders that explores what it means to truly be a Yee. Directed by guest artist Bi Jean Ngo and featuring lighting design by senior Angelica Qin. Talkback with McCarter’s Director of Equity and Organizational Culture Gina Pisasale follows April 13 performance; April 14 show features open/live captioning. Tickets: $12 in advance, $17 day of show; $10 students (Passport to the Arts eligible). Buy tickets through McCarter Box Office


April 7
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Berlind Theatre at McCarter
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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