New York City
Based on the novel by critically acclaimed Toronto author Terry Woo and adapted for the stage by Leon B. Aureus, Banana Boys is a smart, contemporary and wickedly funny play that breaks down stereotypes and paints a candid picture of what it is to be an Asian-Canadian male.
Banana is a term used to describe Canadian-born Asians: yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Trapped by parental obligations and societal expectations, they are neither fully Asian, nor Canadian. From the joys of beer and video games, to the frustrations of being stereotyped in mainstream media and passed over by Asian-Canadian women, Banana Boys captures what it means to be a ‘Yellow Guy’ in the Great White North. With an MTV-like frenetic pace and a young, dynamic ensemble cast, this show is a call to everyone who has felt out of place in the world.
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