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“[A] memorable volume of collected plays by one of the most hard-working, prolific, talented, tenaciousnot to mention incredibly charmingplaywrights of our generation.” Asian Week
The Hyphenated American
Four Plays: Red, Scissors, A Beautiful Country, Wonderland
978-0-8021-3912-2 • $16.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2002
In a collection in which individual plays have been nominated for the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwriting Award, the PEN/USA West Literary Award, and the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award, Chay Yew deftly investigates artistic expression and the immigrant experience.
In Red, a magical, mysterious drama set during China’s Cultural Revolution, a renowned actor stands his ground against a young revolutionary in a struggle that pits politics against free expression and one generation against another. Set in New York’s Chinatown, Scissors is a moving portrait of a weekly haircutting ritual between an elderly Chinese manservant and his Caucasian ex-employer. A Beautiful Country chronicles the turbulent history of Asians in America through the eyes of an immigrant drag queen, Miss Visa Denied. In Wonderland, a family working toward the American dream experiences dramatic and unexpected developments that threaten to shatter its hopes.