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acquiesce (print) by David Yee

Available October 2017

From the award-winning author of carried away on the crest of a wave and lady in the red dress comes a moving story of tradition, family, and pain passed down through generations.

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acquiesce (print)

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


Additional Information

Title acquiesce (print)
ISBN 13 9781770918399
Genre Asian Canadian Theatre
Contributor(s) David Yee
Agent Please contact Playwrights Canada Press for more information about production rights.
Year 2017

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