Eastbound: A New Bilingual Musical – Beta Series @ Village Theatre First Stage (Issaquah)
Book & Music by Cheeyang Ng
Book & Lyrics by Khiyon Hursey
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
There’s no place like home. But for Chinese American adoptee Calvin, finding home is not so simple. Developed through our New Works program, Eastbound is a new bilingual musical centering on two brothers’ quest for identity. After 21-year-old Calvin finds he has six months to live, he travels to China to connect with his birthplace. At the same time, his biological brother Yun travels to the U.S. in hopes of breaking free of stifling family traditions. The two brothers are forced to evaluate the true meaning of family, both alone and together.
Fusing a contemporary score with traditional Chinese folk music and Mandopop, Eastbound is an emotional story of what it means to balance family, tradition, and independence. See this exciting new musical in development and who knows … you may be the first to see Broadway’s next big hit!
Tickets ($35) here.