Running Time: 2 hours with one intermission

For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee’s father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men’s club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across cultural, national and familial borders that explores what it means to truly be a Yee.

What audience are saying about King of the Yees:

“Entertaining and surprising”
"Funny and endearing with a splash of crazy"
“Well thought out, well-paced, beautifully articulated”

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Photo by Dawn Schaefer


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Creative Team

Desdemona Chiang Director
Elizabeth Wu Assistant Director
Carey Wong Scenic Designer
Christine Tschirgi Costume Designer
Jessica Trundy Lighting Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan         Sound Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson* Stage Manager
Cash Vo Lion Dance Consultant
Dennis Milam Bensie Wig Master
Annie Yee Choreographer
Lily McLeod Assistant Lighting Designer
Laurel Nichols Assistant Stage Manager

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Behind the Scenes with Classical KING FM: Sep 12 at 6:30pm in Buster's

Get closer to the artists with Classical KING FM’s Sean MacLean as he interviews one of the creative minds behind the show.

Dig Deep Panel Discussion: Sep 21 at 6:30pm in Buster's

An intergenerational panel with Byron Yee (Chapter President of the Seattle Yee Association), Frederick Yee (Chair of the Seattle Yee Association), and Helen Yee Chinn discussing "What it Means to be a Yee."

Read up: Seattle Public Library’s booklist for King of the Yees