"CITIZEN WONG" - a powerful new play inspired by the life and times of the First Chinese American
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Presented by Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in its milestone 42nd season, sponsored by the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation. www.citizenwong.com
At a time when Congress pushed for an “anti-Chinese wall” and barred birthright citizenship, Wong Chin Foo (1847–1898) — the most vocal and visible Chinese in 19th century America — defied the social order to fight for the oppressed in the Land of the Free.
“Citizen Wong” dramatically captures the essence of the American Gilded Age when robber barons ran the country and Wong, a celebrity U.S. social rights activist, wielded pen and pulpit to end the Chinese Exclusion Act andView more
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A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation.