New York City
Craig Belknap directs Wesley Du in Hong Kong Mississippi a world premiere play about a Chinese boy on a hero’s journey to find his own voice in a world filled with abuse and racism. While navigating the complexities of identity, culture and tradition, he encounters Cannonball, a brilliant black guitar player. Inspired by blues music, the boy asks Cannonball to teach him the guitar, but Cannonball hates Asians after “they” killed his son in Vietnam. Undeterred, the boy sets out to make Cannonball not only his teacher but also the father he never had. Mr. Du portrays 16 characters. Recommended for theater-goers 18 or over for mature content and language.
Performances begin: July 13, 2023
Final performance: September 29, 2023
Final performance: June 24, 2023
Final performance: August 5, 2023