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The Book of Mountains and Seas

Mar 6 - Apr 5, 2020

By Yilong Liu
Directed by Becca Wolff

World Premiere

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


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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




Yilong Liu is a New York-based playwright, originally from Chongqing, China. Awards include Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (The Book of Mountains and Seas), Paula Vogel Playwriting Award (June is The First Fall, 2nd place), National Partners of the American Theatre Award for Playwriting (Joker), and Po’okela Award for Best New Play (Joker). He is a resident playwright at The Flea Theatre whose work has been produced or developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Queens Theatre, FringeNYC, Union Theatre (London), among others.


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

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