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King of the Yees

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By Lauren Yee | Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody

Goodman Theatre | 170 N Dearborn

Going against tradition isn’t easy with 36 generations of ancestors to please.

For Lauren Yee, being a modern woman often clashes with her Chinese family’s values. But when her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America’s largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy.

Produced in association with Center Theatre Group.

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Community Night

Join us for two wonderful evenings in the Goodman's Community Engagement Series designed to deepen engagement with Chicago's civic life and explore the broad range of work on stage.

Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and a performance of King of the Yees on Thursday April 20 or Objects in the Mirror on Thursday May 4, 2017.

Buy your tickets to one evening or both!

Thursday, April 20 & Thursday, May 4

6 PM | Cocktails and Appetizer Reception

Club Petterino's | 50 West Randolph

(Northwest corner of Dearborn and Randolph)

7:30 PM | Performance

Goodman Theatre | 170 North Dearborn

Tickets are $25 per person, per evening.

Purchase tickets by April 17 for King of the Yees at

Purchase tickets by May 1 for Objects in the Mirror at

or contact Victoria Rodriguez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 312.443.3811 ext. 539

Parking is available at the Government Center Garage at 181 North Clark Street

(enter on Clark and Lake Street).

Thursday, April 20 | King of the Yees

An offbeat and electric joy ride about living in the contemporary world while honoring one's rich ancestral heritage - and the conflict that ensues. The affable Larry Yee remains a driving force in the San Francisco Chinese American community as the head of the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent men's club dedicated to the preservation of the Yee line. His daughter Lauren, however, is dismissive of its patriarchal culture policy. When Larry suddenly goes missing, Lauren's desperate search drops her into a strange but familiar world where she will have to embrace the past in order to get her father back.

Thursday, May 4 | Objects in the Mirror

This is a gripping account of one African refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous, lifelong secret. After surviving a tumultuous upbringing in war-torn Liberia, Shedrick Yarkpai has found a new home in a sunny, coastal Australian city. Shedrick now faces a different type of danger: the haunting memories stirring inside him. Inspired by writer Charles Smith's friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-acclaimed-actor, the playwright crafts a harrowing story of personal honor vs. familial obligation and the responsibility that comes with being a survivor.

Tickets are $25 per person, per evening.

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