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Synopsis:

Chay Yew has been hailed by Time magazine as "a promising new voice in American theater." In this collection of four new plays, Yew continues to explore issues of artistic expression, self-identity, and the immigrant experience. In Red, a magical, mysterious drama set during China's Cultural Revolution, a renowned actor stands his ground against a young revolutionary in a struggle that pits politics against free expression and one generation against another. Set in New York's Chinatown, Scissors is a moving portrait of a weekly haircutting ritual between an elderly Chinese manservant and his Caucasian ex-employer. A Beautiful Country chronicles the turbulent history of Asians in America through the eyes of an immigrant drag queen, Miss Visa Denied. In Wonderland, a family working toward their American dream experiences dramatic and unexpected developments that threaten to shatter their hopes. Although aesthetically and tonally different from one another, Yew's four plays evoke an epic backdrop to the dreams, loves, longings, and lives of Asians in America. "Yew ... demonstrates the ability to shock and enlighten by writing it straight. It makes for a vital evening of theatre." — Back Stage West/Dram-Logue

Table of Contents

Red — Scissors — A beautiful country — Wonderland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139122
Foreword:
Roman, David
Introduction:
Lucas, Craig
Introduction by:
Roman, David
Introduction:
Roman, David
Foreword by:
Lucas, Craig
Foreword:
Lucas, Craig
Author:
Yew, Chay
Author:
Lucas, Craig
Author:
Roman, David
Author:
Lucas, Craig
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
133
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 19.5 oz

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Chay Yew has been hailed by Time magazine as "a promising new voice in American theater." In this collection of four new plays, Yew continues to explore issues of artistic expression, self-identity, and the immigrant experience. In Red, a magical, mysterious drama set during China's Cultural Revolution, a renowned actor stands his ground against a young revolutionary in a struggle that pits politics against free expression and one generation against another. Set in New York's Chinatown, Scissors is a moving portrait of a weekly haircutting ritual between an elderly Chinese manservant and his Caucasian ex-employer. A Beautiful Country chronicles the turbulent history of Asians in America through the eyes of an immigrant drag queen, Miss Visa Denied. In Wonderland, a family working toward their American dream experiences dramatic and unexpected developments that threaten to shatter their hopes. Although aesthetically and tonally different from one another, Yew's four plays evoke an epic backdrop to the dreams, loves, longings, and lives of Asians in America. "Yew ... demonstrates the ability to shock and enlighten by writing it straight. It makes for a vital evening of theatre." — Back Stage West/Dram-Logue
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