King of the Yees [2016]

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,

"The fourth wave of Asian American playwriting has arrived.”—David Henry Hwang

Written by Lauren Yee
Directed by Sherry Yoon
Produced by special arrangement with Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois

Performed by Andrea Yu, Jovanni Sy, Raugi Yu, Donna Soares, and Milton Lim
Set Design by Pam Johnson
Lighting Design by Gerald King
Sound Design by Stefan Smulovitz
Costume Design by Mara Gottler
Stage Management by Lorilyn Parker
Assistant Stage Management by Yvonne Yip
Technical Direction by Liam Kupser
Production Properties by Carol MacDonald
Dialect Coaching by Derek Chan

Photos by Emily Cooper & David Cooper

Presentations of King of the Yees:

  • Season Opener MainStage Show (Gateway Theatre)                         Richmond                  October 13th - 22nd, 2016
  • Season MainStage (National Arts Centre of Canada)                         Ottawa                       October 25th - November 11th, 2017