Apr 27, 2023
May 14, 2023

Hong Kong Mississippi

"a witty and tender coming-of-age story....Du traces complex intersections of identity with easy assurance, allowing psychological weight to accumulate rather than spelling it out for emphasis."

—Naveen Kumar, The New York Times *Critics' Pick*

Directed by Craig Belknap
Written and performed by Wesley Du

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HONG KONG MISSISSIPPI is the story of a young Chinese boy with an overbearing mother and an abusive father who breaks out of his Asian culture and finds solace and understanding in of all places the African American community. A single actor plays 12 colorful characters in a play that is at once funny and sad, violent and scary, and in the end redeeming. It is filled with a wonderful score of blues music.

Director: Craig Belknap
Writer/Performer: Wesley Du
Assistant Director: Robert Bennet
Stage Manager: Molly Foy
Set Designer: Michael Smith
Lighting Designer: Eric Norbury
Costume Designer: Mimi Maxmen
Sound Designer: Bill Froggatt
Production Assistant: Anne DeAcetis
Dramaturg: Laura Campbell

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