Yellow Earth's wAve comes to ContactDate: 28 October 2009
Veering from farce to tragedy wAve follows M, a Korean immigrant as her wish for the perfect life as an American housewife turns sour. Exasperated by her husband’s dreams of Hollywood success her increasing dislocation and isolation lead her on a hallucinatory voyage where she must come to terms with the past and embrace the future.
Loosely based on the Medea myth with a chorus of comic characters wAve is a passionate and satirical play exploring the collision of cultures.
Yellow Earth is a London-based touring company established in 1995 with a view to raising the profile and standing of British East Asian theatre. The company tours nationally and internationally and runs the UK’s only internationally East Asian play reading festival, Typhoon.
In addition Yellow Earth works with new and emerging British East Asian artists, particularly playwrights and directors, and connects with a wide range of people through its programmes, Yellow Ink (for writers) and Yellow Stages (for directors & producers). The company has an extensive education and outreach programme, and summer 2009 sees the launch of Yellow Central, the company’s youth theatre for 8 to18 year olds in conjunction with Central School of Speech and Drama.
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