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The Far Country

by Lloyd Suh
directed by Eric Ting

Linda Gross Theater

November 17, 2022 – January 1, 2023

An Atlantic commissioned play by Guggenheim fellow Lloyd Suh (The Chinese Lady) directed by Obie Award winner Eric Ting (We Are Proud to Present).

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An intimate epic that follows an unlikely family’s journey from rural Taishan to the wild west of California in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

The Far Country runs 2 hours including one 10 minute intermission.

Please note: This production contains haze/fog and strobe lights.


“An artful examination of the emotional price of immigration.  Directed with sensitivity & spirit by Eric Ting! The Far Country  meditates on ethnicity & identity; an act, loving and sorrowful, of reclamation.”

Alexis Soloski,  THE NEW YORK TIMES



Suh succinctly & humorously covers 21 years from Taishan to San Francisco. ”

melissa rose bernardo, time out


“Enlightening, sobering, even at times enraging! Sets the stage alight with dramatic tension, gripped as we find ourselves hoping.” Editor’s Pick!

Kenji fujishima, theatermania

A graceful & haunting account! There is also warmth and humor in The Far Country, Suh is interested in the resilience of the human spirit.

elysa Gardner, NY Sun


An intimate & revealing look at the immigrant experience. The actors deliver the overarching message of triumphing over adversity and bigotry with steadfast endurance.

Deb miller, DC metro Theater Arts


“Lyrical and thought provoking! Suh’s script is beautiful & Ting’s direction inspired.”

ERin Kahn, Stage Buddy


“Director Eric Ting guides a uniformly excellent cast! Suh’s strength is his ability to mix realism and poetic elements.”

Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Theatre Guide


“Tops anything imagined by Franz Kafka! Jiyoun Chang’s lighting of Clint Ramos’ impressive set imbues moments with breathtaking beauty!”

robert hofler, ThE wrap

The Far Country is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Video by Tim Grady.
Photos by Ahron R. Foster.