April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Milton Lim, Andrea Yu. © Emily Cooper
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Milton Lim, Andrea Yu. © Emily Cooper
Theatre Comedy
“Jaw-droppingly funny... satirizing western stereotypes of Chinese culture while lovingly sending up some actual, traditional Chinese customs.”  Georgia Straight

NAC Presentation

A Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC) production

It’s mid-rehearsal, and two actors playing Lauren and Larry deliver their lines. All is well until the real Larry wanders onstage. When the real Lauren – who, it seems, is also the playwright – leaps up from the audience, chaos ensues. Throw in some rogue spectators, a corrupt senator, lion dancers, ghostly ancestors, and a few firecrackers, and you have King of the Yees, an unapologetic and hilarious take on Chinese culture and tradition in North America. From stage to backstage to audience and back on stage again, this play within a play bulldozes the fourth wall in an epic joyride through Chinatown.

Performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission

Milton Lim, Andrea Yu. © Emily Cooper
Andrea Yu © David Cooper
Donna Soares, Jovanni Sy, Raugi Yu © David Cooper
Milton Lim, Raugi Yu, Andrea Yu © David Cooper
Milton Lim, Andrea Yu. © Emily Cooper


  • By Lauren Yee
  • Directed by Sherry J. Yoon
  • featuring Milton Lim, Donna Soares, Jovanni Sy, Andrea Yu, Raugi Yu
  • Set Designer Pam Johnson
  • Lighting Designer Gerald King
  • Sound Designer Stefan Smulovitz
  • Costume Designer Mara Gottler
  • Technical Director Liam Kupser
  • Stage Manager Susan Miyagishima
  • Assistant Stage Manager and Company Manager Yvonne Yip