lady in the red dress

By David Yee

lady in the red dress
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The turmoil in Max's life was set in motion by Sylvia, an elusive figure who enters his life and charges Max with the task of finding Tommy Jade, a Chinese immigrant from the 1920s. Dragged further into the history of the Chinese-Canadian struggle for redress and into the lives ... Read more


Overview

The turmoil in Max's life was set in motion by Sylvia, an elusive figure who enters his life and charges Max with the task of finding Tommy Jade, a Chinese immigrant from the 1920s. Dragged further into the history of the Chinese-Canadian struggle for redress and into the lives of those involved, Max discovers that not only is his life in danger, but also his son's. A modern-day noir that draws from both Haruki Murakami and Frank Miller, lady in the red dress is a darkly comic story about the skeletons in our closets and the consequences of our inactions told by one of Canada's most-promising young playwrights.

David Yee

David Yee was born and raised in Toronto, and proudly identifies himself as a Hapa of Scottish and Chinese descent. A Dora Mavor Moore Award–nominated actor and playwright, his work has been produced across Canada and internationally. His play lady in the red dress was nominated for the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award. He is currently the artistic director of fu-GEN Theatre Company.

Awards

  • Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2010, Short-listed

Reviews

"Resulting in a play that's part didactic narrative about the plight of Chinese Canadian immigrants, part magical realist fantasy, and part violent, hard-boiled noir. " —Torontoist

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