King of the Yees
KING OF THE YEES
By Lauren Yee • Directed by Sherry J. Yoon • Produced by special arrangement with Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois
A madcap adventure in search of family and cultural identity.
October 13–22, 2016 • MainStage
Her father’s sudden disappearance catapults the intrepid Lauren Yee on a fantastic journey through the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, where she confronts a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across a cultural and generational divide, grounded by a powerful story about the relationship between fathers and daughters.
“Yee is a talented young writer... [her] voice is absolutely worth a listen."—Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
"The fourth wave of Asian American playwriting has arrived.”—David Henry Hwang
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PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES: October 13–22. Evening performances @8pm each night, except Sunday and Monday. Matinee performances Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16 @2pm; Tuesday October 18 @1pm. For a full calendar, please click here.
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, including one intermission.
Full 2016/2017 Season Brochure: Download it here.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Lauren Yee is a playwright born and raised in San Francisco. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and her MFA in playwriting from UCSD, where she studied under Naomi Iizuka. She was a Dramatists Guild fellow, a MacDowell fellow, a MAP Fund grantee, a member of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, the Shank playwright-in-residence at Second Stage Theatre, and the Page One resident playwright at Playwrights Realm. Her full-length work has been produced at AlterTheater, Artists at Play, The Chance Theatre, City Lights Theatre Company, Cleveland Public Theatre, Company One, Encore Theatre/Z Space, fu-GEN, the Hub Theatre, Impact Theatre, Moxie Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Pan Asian Rep, SF Playhouse, SIS Productions, Victory Gardens Theatre, and others. Her play The Hatmaker’s Wife was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for the John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright. Ching Chong Chinaman was picked as a top 10 play of the year by City Pages and the East Bay Express, and Crevice was a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominee for Best Play. More about Lauren Yee on her website.
- Playwright's Foundation: An interview with Lauren Yee about her "brilliant new work."
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|Pam Johnson||Set Designer|
|Mara Gottler||Costume Designer|
|Gerald King||Lighting Designer|
|Stefan Smulovic||Sound Designer|
|Carol MacDonald||Production Properites|