Scenes from a Yellow Peril

Where

ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

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When

Friday 1 July 2022
8pm-9.15pm


Saturday 2 July 2022
2pm-3.15pm

8pm-9.15pm


Sunday 3 July 2022
4pm-5.15pm



Cost

Paid
  • Adult: $49-$74
  • Senior: $44-$69
  • Group 6+: $44-$60
  • Concession: $30-$52
  • Under 30: $30
  • Accessibility*: $20
  • Youth: $20 (Tue 28 June)

Early Bird ends Mon 30 May, 2022
*Accessibility tickets available from box office

Scenes from a Yellow Peril (2)
Artwork created by Kerry Ann Lee
Scenes from a Yellow Peril (1)
Artwork created by Kerry Ann Lee
Scenes from a Yellow Peril
Artwork created by Kerry Ann Lee

An uncomfortable, playful, and enlightening provocation on racism and privilege in Aotearoa.

This is a doom scroll disguised as a play: a world premiere from an arresting new voice. A meta-analysis of Asian identity, carved into razor-sharp scenes that cut to the cultural quick.

Scenes from a Yellow Peril is less a play, more a series of insights that, when taken together, expose the pain of the way in which some people are othered but whose experience will not be denied.

From award-winning Chinese-New Zealand writer, actor, poet and general polymath Nathan Joe, the work dissolves the traditional play format into a rapid-fire collection of snapshots and observations, flickering past in a rush of live music and hard-to-hear truths.

A dizzying mix of humour and rage, commentary and confessional, this is a theatre experience that packs a punch.

Audio-Described performance & Touch Tour - Sun 3 Jul 4pm

NZSL-Interpreted performance - Sat 25 Jun 8pm & Sat 2 Jul 2pm

Youth Night - Tue 28 Jun 7pm

Sunday Forum - Sun 26 Jun 3pm

A co-production between Auckland Theatre Company and SquareSums&Co, in association with Oriental Maidens.

By arrangement with Playmarket.

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