A vibrant, semi-autobiographical comedy about community, culture and the connection between fathers and daughters.
Playwright Lauren Yee (Cambodian Rock Band) is rehearsing her newest show about her father (which she has not told him about), when he joyfully bursts through the doors and interrupts the actors. After he later goes missing, the younger Yee must embark on a quest through San Francisco’s famous Chinatown, beyond the iconic Dragon’s Gate, through a bustling maze of alleys and magical portals, to find him before it’s too late.
Bitingly funny, heartfelt, and imaginative, King of the Yees is an exuberant epic of rediscovering heritage and becoming a part of, instead of apart from, one’s story.
“A delightfully disorderly entertainment, as sprawling and silly as it is unexpectedly moving.” – Los Angeles Times
Flip through the King of the Yees Program
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Running time is approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.
This show is recommended for mature teens and up, it has some mild stereotypical language, gunshot sounds and will use theatrical haze. Click here for more detailed content warnings.
Show art does not necessarily reflect production casting.
Photo by Christopher Mueller. Model: Rebecca Kiser
“A brilliant, frenetic show”
“Signature has done it again… practically bursting with joy”
“A stunningly exuberant piece of theatre”
“Definitely worth seeing”
“Delights with scene-stealing performances and rollicking storytelling”
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Helen Q. Huang
Lighting Design by
Sound Design and Original Music by
Matthew M. Nielson
Joy Lanceta Coronel
Lion Dance Coach
Chua Martial Arts
Production Stage Manager
Gregory Keng Strasser
Associate Costume Designer
Cody Conrad Von Ruden
Assistant Lighting Designer
October 5, 2023, 1 – 2PM
The Mead Lobby or Streaming Online
FREE, No Reservation Required
Grant Chang and Ashley D. Nguyen play father and daughter in Lauren Yee’s comedy King of the Yees. Come enjoy a conversation with the duo as they discuss their various starts in the business, their careers and all the theatrical magic created for this whirlwind epic.
Head to Ali’s Bar in the Mead Lobby on the 2nd floor to enjoy our King of the Yees inspired specials:
This autumnal spin on a Dark & Stormy features ginger beer and dark rum with a blood orange twist to quench your thirst.
A sweet and delicious treat made with sugar, honey, and sesame seeds.