Join us for a staged reading of Larry Wong’s new play, Empress of Asia, based on his original one act play: Siu Yeh – A Midnight Snack.
Can a young woman, born at the dawn of the 20th Century, find happiness with a husband true to the ways of the Qing Dynasty and 20 years her senior? Only after she endures two weeks in the Pig Pen, pays her $500 Head Tax on her arrival in Canada and satisfies his foot fetish.
The development of Empress of Asia has been supported through the Community Historical Recognition Program, Department of Citizenship and Immigration.
Read by: Mitch Janzen, BC Lee, Minh Ly, Lissa Neptuno, Nelson Wong, Jimmy Yi, Andrea Yu
Written by Larry Wong
Director & Dramaturg: Donna Spencer
Set and Video Consultant: Craig Alfredson
Lighting Consultant: Jamie Burns
Costume Consultant: Sabrina Evertt