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23 May - 17 Jun 2018

To a large extent, "King of the Yees" is the kind of young play that a talented, smart and very funny writer such as Lauren Yee needs to write before she can move on to the greatness that surely lies ahead.

Chicago Tribune, King Of The Yees

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The newest play by Lauren Yee

Lauren Yee returns with a brand-new drama that explores her Chinese heritage. Set in 1989, it focuses on an international basketball match between the USA and China, based on her father's own experience. Exploring the tensions between two countries with vastly differing ideologies through the experiences of the opposing coaches and a young player of Chinese-American heritage, this thrilling drama is filled with tension, politics and of course, action on the court.

A child of two cultures

The bigger political differences of two global superpowers are fought by proxy by two men seeking to reconcile their pasts, whilst one youngster is torn between two facets of his own heritage, and seeks a long-lost connection. Making history and settling scores is the name of this game.

The struggle between balancing traditional Chinese customs and traditions with a Western lifestyle is at the heart of many families in the Chinese-American community across the country. Rather than painting either culture in a bad light, Lauren Yees' emotional new work is a call to explore one's own heritage and culture, whilst enjoying life as an American. Her previous works include Her plays include Ching Chong Chinaman, King Of The Yees, The Hatmaker's Wife and Hookman.

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Opening night: 23 May 2018

Booking through until: 17 June 2018


Suitable for ages 12+

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