Sin Hwang is a semi-successful Toronto novelist. He’s stubborn, slightly egotistical, and used to the easy way out. Marks from his past are left on his body, but he refuses to acknowledge them. When he learns his estranged father has passed away, all he says is “it’s fine.” But he agrees to visit Hong Kong, where his father grew up, at the request of his cantankerous cousin Kai, whom he’s never met. When he arrives, Kai explains that Sin is required to perform traditional duties before burying his father. Besides not knowing how to read Chinese, Sin has to learn how to be a part of a family, compromise, and confront his past.
Written like a Buddhist meditation on the cycle of violence by starting in the middle then reaching the end and the beginning at the same time, the story of Sin’s journey is familiar, witty, and rewarding.
“It has everything you could want in a play. Terrific writing, engaging characters, an interesting plot, excellent acting, and impressive direction.” —Sam Mooney, Mooney on Theatre
“Yee’s script is excellent. The dialogue is natural and the interaction between his characters is true to life.” —Sam Mooney, Mooney on Theatre
“This, strange, funny, heart-breakingly beautiful show gives us a journey of self, family and spirituality that is difficult to put into words.” —Thea Fitz-James, My Entertainment World
|Genre||Asian Canadian Theatre|
|Agent||Please contact Playwrights Canada Press for more information about production rights.|
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