As part of the Festival of New York’s — This is NY: Celebrating Our Immigrant Heritage and Communities, The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will launch Double Happiness, an original play suitable for teens and adults.
Produced by MOCA, written by Emily Locke and directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, Double Happiness is a comedic and theatrical show offering guests a 10-course meal hosted by the city’s oldest Chinese restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown. . The piece is presented this Saturday and is already sold out. Guests can purchase tickets for other dates this month here.
Join characters Claire and Alex as they attempt to combine cultures and fuse families at their wedding banquet. The show unpacks the complexity and explores the nuances of Chinese-American/immigrant identity while allowing audiences to enjoy a traditional Chinese wedding. As the ceremony begins, wedding guests (the audience) will see the family dynamics of the bride and groom unfold – and unravel. After a dramatic ceremony, the banquet dinner begins and the play continues.
- Opening Show: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT, Saturday, June 11 [Sold Out]
- Evening performances: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 16, Friday, June 17
- Matinee performances: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT, Sunday, June 12 and Sunday, June 19
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) aims to engage the public in an ongoing, historical dialogue, in which people from all walks of life can view American history through a critical lens, reflect on their own experiences, and make meaningful connections. between: past and present, global and local, themselves and others. In 2020, the Museum of Chinese in America was named one of 20 “America’s Cultural Treasures” by a consortium of American foundations and philanthropists led by the Ford Foundation to recognize and honor organizations that represent heritage and the creativity of communities that have historically been marginalized, underfunded, and underrepresented in the narrative of American culture.