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April 20 - May 15
Upperstage
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  1. April 20, 2022 at 6:30PM
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  2. April 22, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  3. April 23, 2022 at 1:00PM
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  4. April 23, 2022 at 5:00PM
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  5. April 24, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  6. April 28, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  7. April 28, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  8. April 29, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  9. April 30, 2022 at 5:00PM
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  10. April 30, 2022 at 9:00PM
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  11. May 1, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  12. May 1, 2022 at 6:00PM
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  13. May 3, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  14. May 4, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  15. May 5, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  16. May 5, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  17. May 6, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  18. May 7, 2022 at 4:00PM
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  19. May 7, 2022 at 8:00PM
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  20. May 8, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  21. May 10, 2022 at 6:30PM
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  22. May 12, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  23. May 13, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  24. May 14, 2022 at 1:00PM
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  25. May 14, 2022 at 5:00PM
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  26. May 14, 2022 at 11:59PM
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  27. May 15, 2022 at 2:00PM
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About the Play


The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin
by Jessica Huang
April 20 – May 15, 2022
Upperstage

Available for streaming May 2 – 15, 2022
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a surreal journey through past & present

Despite the US ban against Chinese immigrants, Harry Chin forged a new identity to earn precious American dollars to send home to his starving village. Now he is trapped between two families and two worlds. Seasoned with magic and mystery, this hauntingly theatrical tale from our overlooked history considers the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people illegal.

*Part of IRT's INclusion Series: Celebrating Diverse Storytelling


Artistic Note:
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin is a beautiful play skillfully woven from the story of a man who immigrated to the United States in the 1930's despite the Chinese Exclusion Act.  Watching the play is like putting together an elaborate puzzle as Chin's journey unfolds through striking flashbacks and memories. Playwright Jessica Huang has vividly illuminated with great care a period of our American history often intentionally under examined.  It is a timely piece that asks us to think deeply about our current immigration policies and how our ancestors gained access to the land we live on.” – Benjamin Hanna, Associate Artistic Director

 

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