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The Book of Mountains and Seas

Canceled due to COVID-19

By Yilong Liu
Directed by Becca Wolff

World Premiere

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Andrew is in a weird position. His boyfriend Archie’s dad keeps sending him birthday gifts, holiday cards, and even care packages full of Chinese snacks Andrew has never heard of before. Now Archie’s father has shown up on Andrew’s doorstep with a bizarre request- he wants to retrace all of Archie’s Yelp reviews. Only one little problem: Archie has been kind of dead for two years. What ensues is an adventure filled with clashing cultures, unlikely friendships, and the review of a lifetime.


By Yilong Liu | Directed by Becca Wolff


In Partnership with






Named one of the 10 Contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander American Playwrights You Should Know in ArtsBoston


“The play weaves cultural differences, mythologies, current issues, and a range of heartfelt emotions in a fresh, lively, and ultimately very satisfying way. It is a stand-out” - Robin Russin, Chair, Region VIII KCACTF National Playwriting Program




Pay What You Wish Previews

Mar 6-13: Guests can purchase pay-what-you-wish tickets at the box office based upon availability to these preview performances. Available starting at 7pm on preview performance days > Learn more


Pre-show Conversation - CANCELED 

Mar 11th with the playwright and Ed Decker. Learn about the New Voices/New Work program and what goes into creating a world premiere play.


Post Show Talkbacks

Mar 13 with the playwright - CANCELED 

Mar 22nd with the director and cast



Mar 14th with a post-show celebration with bubbly and bites 


Season Producers: Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate, Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Executive Producer: The Bob A. Ross Foundation

Producers: Gary Demyen & Les Partridge, Frank Yellin & Mark Showalter

Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

In partnership with Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Chinese Historical Society of America, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance, The Connection

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