King of the Yees


King of the Yees
By Lauren Yee

Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody
A World Premiere Goodman Commission
March 31 - April 30, 2017 in the Owen

Explore the vivid history of America’s largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in Lauren Yee’s King of the Yees—a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere that was developed in the 2015 New Stages Festival, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. The affable Larry Yee (Francis Jue) remains a driving force in the San Francisco Chinese American community as the head of the Yee Fung Toy family association—a seemingly obsolescent men's club dedicated to the preservation of the Yee line. His daughter Lauren (Stephenie Soohyun Park), however, is dismissive of its patriarchal culture, despite her father’s dedication. When Larry suddenly goes missing, Lauren’s desperate search drops her into a foreign but familiar world where she will have to embrace the past in order to get her father back. Actors Daniel Smith, Angela Lin and Rammel Chan round out the cast, appearing in a variety of roles throughout the two-act play. 

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King of the Yees

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    Francis Jue (Larry) and Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Rammel Chan (Actor 3) and Angela Lin (Actor 2) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Yees_Production03

    Daniel Smith (Actor 1),  Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) and Angela Lin (Actor 2) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) and Daniel Smith (Actor 1) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Daniel Smith (Actor 1), Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) and Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) and Rammel Chan (Actor 3) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Rammel Chan (Actor 3) and Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Yees_Production10

    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) and Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) and Rammel Chan (Actor 3) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) and Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

     

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    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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  • King of the Yees, Playwright
    King of the Yees, Playwright

    LAUREN YEE returns to Goodman Theatre, where her play King of the Yees appeared in the 2015 New Stages Festival. Her plays include Ching Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, SIS Productions and Impact Theatre), The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm, The Hub, Moxie and AlterTheater), Hookman (Encore Theatre and Company One), in a word (rolling world premiere at San Francisco Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre and Strawdog Theatre Company), Samsara (Victory Gardens Theater, Chance Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Playwright Conference and Bay Area Playwrights Festival) and The Tiger Among Us (MAP Fund and Mu Performing Arts). She was born and raised in San Francisco and currently lives in New York.

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  • King of the Yees, Director
    King of the Yees, Director

    JOSHUA KAHAN BRODY returns to Goodman Theatre, where he directed the New Stages Festival production of King of the Yees in 2015. Brody’s directing credits includeThe Last Tiger in Haiti (La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego); True Believer (Theaterlab, New York); Fourteen Flights (Fringe NYC, Official Selection of the Fringe Encore Series; Award for Excellence in Directing); Three Plays in a Tattoo Shop (THE TRIP, San Diego); Pericles and Medea (University of Missouri—Kansas City) and Little Children Dream of God, A Man, His Wife and His HatThe Santa Barbarians, Titus Andronicus and The Dybbuk (University of California—San Diego). He has assistant directed for productions on and off-Broadway as well as at regional theaters. Brody received his MFA from University of California—San Diego and his BA from Yale University. He is the recipient of a 2015 Princess Grace Award.

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  • KingOfTheYees_Rehearsal_01
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    Playwright Lauren Yee and Script Assistant Sophie Blumberg in rehearsal for King of the Yees, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody at Goodman Theatre (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Francis Jue (Larry), Director Joshua Kahan Brody, Angela Lin (Actor 2), and Script Assistant Sophie Blumberg in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren), and Francis Jue (Larry) in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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  • KingOfTheYees_Rehearsal_04
    KingOfTheYees_Rehearsal_04

    Francis Jue (Larry), Angela Lin (Actor 2), Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren), and Rammel Chan (Actor 3) in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Daniel Smith (Actor 1) in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    KingOfTheYees_Rehearsal_06

    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren), Angela Lin (Actor 2), Rammel Chan (Actor 3), and director Joshua Kahan Brody in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Angela Lin (Actor 2) in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    KingOfTheYees_Rehearsal_08

    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren), Francis Jue (Larry), Rammel Chan (Actor 3), and Angela Lin (Actor 2) in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    Rammel Chan (Actor 3) in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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    KingOfTheYees_Rehearsal_11

    Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren), Francis Jue (Larry), and director Joshua Kahan Brody in rehearsal for King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee (March 31 – April 30). GoodmanTheatre.org/Yees

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