Tickets are FREE, but please reserve in advance at purplecloud.eventbrite.com! 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.