Happy Lunar New Year from the USC US-China Institute!
Paper Son Performed by Byron Yee
Byron Yee returns to the West Coast to perform his critically-acclaimed autobiographical solo show, Paper Son.
Celebrate the Seventh Anniversary of CAM with the West Coast return of Paper Son, a critically-acclaimed autobiographical solo show by writer/performer Byron Yee. Presented in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, Paper Son explores the issues of identity, immigration and personal heritage in the story of Oklahoma-native Byron Yee, who moves to California to start a career in stand-up comedy. A disastrous movie audition for the role of a stereotypical Pidgin-English-speaking Chinese restaurant owner compels Yee to confront his long-ignored heritage, where he soon discovers that his own father was a paper son. Awarded “Outstanding Solo Show” at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival and winner of the “Best Of Fringe Award” at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, Paper Son is a show not to be missed! Matinee ticket holders will receive free admission to the Japanese American National Museum. The 6 p.m. show will be followed by a dessert reception inside the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy. Tickets maybe purchased online at www.camla.org or by calling (213) 485-8484. Purchase your tickets in advance, limited seating available. Ticket sales at the door are based on availability. This event is generously sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum. Community Partners include: Asian Professional Exchange (APEX), Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC), East West Players (EWP), KCET, Organization of Chinese Americans-Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA), and Visual Communications (VC).
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