Fireworks explode when Kaylin returns to Hong Kong for the first time in five years, bringing her lover Asha - and a completely new life plan - to introduce to her family. But they have their own plans for her. Where do her loyalties lie? In Surviving the Nian, families from even the most far-away lands prove familiar. Directed by Patrick Wang and Musical Direction by Juri Panda Jones. Music & Lyrics by Melissa Li, Book by Melissa Li & Abe Rybeck. Surviving the Nian has been developed over the past four years through The Theater Offensive's Plays at Work program.