March 29, 2023

Lewis Center Presents Play by Hodder Fellow

COMEDY AND MORE: Princeton students in rehearsal for the upcoming Lewis Center production of Lauren Yee’s play “King of the Yees.” (Photo Credit: Jon Sweeney)

King of the Yees, a semi-autobiographical play by 2018-19 Princeton University Hodder Fellow Lauren Yee, will be presented April 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place.

For nearly 20 years, the playwright’s father, Larry, has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men’s club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush and the building of the transcontinental railroad.

But when her father goes missing, Lauren Yee must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. The play is at once funny and honest, exploring what it means to truly be a Yee.

An audience talkback is being planned to follow one of the performances. The show is open to the public and tickets are $10-$17. Visit