Issei, He Say (Or The Myth Of The First)
by Chloé Hung
Originally produced at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch, NJ
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: Set in 1969, in a predominantly white suburb of Toronto, Canada, Issei, He Say explores the lives of the Chu family, a new Chinese immigrant family, as they move in next door to a Mr. Yamamoto, a Japanese Canadian man. As Mr. Yamamoto gets closer to each member of the Chu family, he helps them navigate the waters of assimilation while also forcing them to deal with their own prejudices.