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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Elliott Program Center

Tickets are FREE, but please reserve in advance at! Doors open at 7:30PM. Please arrive and check in before 7:50PM; at 7:50, your ticket will be released to the waitlist.

In Purple Cloud, three generations of Huangs deal with the many facets of their multiracial identities as – accompanied by four Jade Pieces– they embark on a mythical journey from China to America and back again. Through three intertwining stories, we see the Huang family through the messy and beautiful business of acculturation: Grandpa Lee immigrates from Shanghai to America during World War II; his son Orville deals with his confusion as a first generation Asian American, taught to pass as white and unsure of his own blood; and his granddaughter fights for her Chinese-ness through a tattoo of a deer and the search for her true name.

PLAYWRIGHT: Jessica HuangDIRECTOR: Sam SaganPRODUCER: Leena YinSTAGE MANAGER: Connor Asercion

HAPA GIRL: Liliana LimLEE HUANG: Matt ShimuraORVILLE HUANG: Hank TianDRAGON: Olivia PoppBIRD: Catherine XieTIGER: Max DrachTORTOISE: Natty Jumreornvong

Supported by the Asian American Students Association, the Undergraduate Chinese Americans Association, and the Asian American Activities Center.

Event Sponsor: 
AASA, Asian American Activities Center, Asian American Theater Project
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