Rousuck's Review: "King of the Yees" at Center Stage | WYPR

Rousuck's Review: "King of the Yees" at Center Stage

Nov 9, 2018

Tony Aidan Vo, Khanh Doan in KING OF THE YEES
Credit Photo by Bill Geenan

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins us again with her weekly review of one of the region's theatrical offerings.  Today, she spotlights the new production of King of the Yees at Baltimore's Center Stage.

In Lauren Yee's semi-autobiographical dramedy, the award-winning playwright explores ethnic identities and family relationships.  When her father, Larry -- a man of great stature in their Chinese American community -- suddenly goes missing, Lauren embarks on a surrealistic voyage to find him, save his story, and chronicle a rapidly disappearing segment of Chinese-American culture.

Desdemona Chiang directs the production at Center Stage, with a cast that includes Khanh Doan as Lauren Yee, Stan Egi as Larry Yee, Joe Ngo as Actor 1/Ensemble, Celeste Den as Actor 2/Ensemble, and Tony Aidan Vo as Actor 3/Ensemble.

King of the Yees continues at Baltimore's Center Stage thru Sunday, November 18th.  Ticket info here