Though King of the Yees brings audiences through the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown, Chicago’s own Chinatown has also had a major influence on the production.
In King of the Yees, a mysterious underworld boss known as Shrimp Boy may be involved in the disappearance of Lauren Yee's father. Find out more about this larger than life real character and his ties to San Francisco's Chinatown.
"The play at its root is about parent-child relationships, and what happens when one generation moves on and the next one has to step up." Playwright Lauren Yee reflects on her inspiration for KING OF THE YEES—starts Friday, March 31!