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Broken Blossoms – The Story of Four Chinese Women and Their Journey from Servitude to Freedom

March 5, 2016


Join us on March 5th for a brand new play written by Eddie Wong called “Broken Blossom – The Story of Four Chinese Women and Their Journey from Servitude to Freedom” based on the testimonies of four Chinese women who were falsely promised marriage to Chinese merchants in San Francisco and forced into prostitution in the 1930s.

Due to popular demand there will be two shows: 10:30am and 1pm. RSVPs have sold out, please try to come as early as possible. However we will give priority to those with tickets so we are requiring everyone to bring out a printout of their Eventbrite ticket and for you and your guests to come at the same time.  This will make things easier for our staff and crew to ensure the folks who RSVPed will be able to get a seat. Please don’t be late! If you are not here 10 minutes before the show starts, your seats will be released.

The play features the immigration service interrogations of Jeung Ying, Quan Gow Sheung, Wong So and Leung Louie Gin.  These four women were brought into the U.S. under false identities and held prisoner. Appearing in these roles are Katherine Park (Jeung Ying), Lily Yang (Quan Gow Sheung), Layla Yu (Wong So), and Victoria Ma (Leung Louie Gin).  Derek Yee will portray Wong Gwong Hing, the man who accompanied Jeung Ying to the U.S.  Robert Barde will portray the role of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector.

Musical interludes will be provided by composer/instrumentalist Yangqin Zhao, the director of Melody of China and renown musician on the yangqin, the Chinese hammered dulcimer.

Hyun-mi Kim, Community Advocate/Legal Caseworker from Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, will speak briefly on human trafficking today in the Asian Pacific communities.

For a more detailed list of cast and crew please view our press release.


March 5, 2016
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