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By (author): David Yee

ISBN:

9781770918399

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Nov 13, 2017
$17.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.35in x 5.35 x 0.3 in | 180 gr

Page Count:

136 pages

Duration:

120 minutes
Duration: 120 minutes
FSC certified – mixed sources 0
Playwrights Canada Press
DRAMA / Canadian
  • Short Description
From the award-winning author of carried away on the crest of a wave and lady in the red dress comes a moving story of tradition, family, and pain passed down through generations.
Plagued by the success of his first book and haunted by his past, Sin Hwang arrives in Hong Kong with some unusual cargo and a lot of emotional baggage. Featuring a surreal cast of characters, from a foul-mouthed Paddington Bear to a wisecracking Buddhist monk, this sharply comedic and heartbreakingly poignant tale of self, familial, and spiritual discovery reflects the cycles from which we must all break free as we find our way.

David Yee is a mixed-race (half Chinese, half Scottish) actor and playwright, born and raised in Toronto. He is the co-founding artistic director of fu-GEN Theatre Company, Canada’s premiere professional Asian Canadian theatre company. A Dora Mavor Moore Award–nominated actor and playwright, his work has been produced internationally and at home. He is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Award nominee for his plays lady in the red dress and carried away on the crest of a wave, which won the award in 2015 along with the Carol Bolt Award in 2013. He has worked extensively in the Asian Canadian community as an artist, advocate and community leader. He has been called many things, but prefers “outlaw poet” to them all.

“It has everything you could want in a play. Terrific writing, engaging characters, an interesting plot, excellent acting, and impressive direction.”

- Sam Mooney, Mooney on Theatre

“Yee’s script is excellent. The dialogue is natural and the interaction between his characters is true to life.”

- Sam Mooney, Mooney on Theatre

“acquiesce offers rich insight into living between cultures.”

- Karen Fricker, The Toronto Star

“Comedy confronting tragedy in such an enlightening way is deserving of a municipal holiday for its achievement.”

- Toronto Stage

“This, strange, funny, heart-breakingly beautiful show gives us a journey of self, family and spirituality that is difficult to put into words.”

- Thea Fitz-James, My Entertainment World

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