Lauren Yee is a 30 year old Chinese woman from San Francisco. Her father, Larry Yee, is a proud member of the Yee Family Association, a Chinese American men’s club. When he goes missing, Lauren must go on a quest through Chinatown to find him. It’s a wild journey that includes solving riddles, dancing, and speaking in Chinese. The quest is reminiscent of Monty Python’s The Search for the Holy Grail with the riddles and the odd challenges presented to her. In addition, they are both very entertaining and fun.
The answer to the riddle in this video is a key component of the play.
The cast is absolutely fantastic. Francis Jue (Obie and Lucille Lortel Award Winner) is earnestly funny as Larry, who is so proud to be a Yee. Krystle Piamonte is great as Lauren, sharing this journey with the audience. Jomar Tagatac is absolutely hilarious as Shrimp Boy, the gangster who runs Chinatown. Will Dao is so funny as the Model Ancestor and as another character whose surprise is too great to spoil. Rinabeth Apostol is excellent as the Whiskey Seller and the female FBI officer.
The soundtrack for this show is great. It is especially enjoyable during the dance montage scene when clips from “Gangnam Style”, “Thriller”, and more are played. It really creates a fun atmosphere in the theatre.
Get tickets now for King of the Yees through March 2nd!
Cost of a ticket: $25 – $85 (Go with the $55 tickets)
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother