Photo Flash: First Look at KING OF THE YEES, Opening This Weekend at the Douglas
The world premiere production of "King of the Yees" will open at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 16. Written by Lauren Yee, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, "King of the Yees" will continue through August 6, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee's father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush. But when her father goes missing, Lauren plunges into the rabbit hole of San Francisco's Chinatown to confront a world both foreign and familiar. "King of the Yees" is a joyride across cultural, national and familial borders that explores what it means to truly be a Yee.
The creative team includes set design by William Boles, costume design by Izumi Inaba, lighting design by Heather Gilbert, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel, projections by Mike Tutaj, casting by Adam Belcuore, CSA and Erica Sartini-Combs, and dramaturgy by Tanya Palmer. David S. Franklin is the production stage manager.
Tickets for "King of the Yees" are available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, at the Center Theatre Group Box Office at the Ahmanson Theatre or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre Box Office two hours prior to performance. The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA 90232.
Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz
Stephenie Soohyun Park
Stephenie Soohyun Park (foreground)