King of the Yees

September 8 – October 18:00 p.m.
$20 – $39 ACT TheatreDowntown
$20 – $3921 and over

Playwright Lauren Yee set out to write a play about the family associations—social clubs founded by immigrant laborers in the wake of the Gold Rush—that were once an integral part of San Francisco’s Chinese community. What she ended up writing is a funny, honest (if fanciful) play about herself, her dad, her relationship with her dad and her cultural history. Larry Yee has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association for decades, and when he goes missing, Lauren has to venture into a Chinatown that’s both familiar and totally foreign.

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