The Far Country
BY Lloyd Suh
DIRECTED BY Eric Ting
November 17 – january 1, 2023
Linda Gross Theater
An Atlantic commissioned play by Steinberg Playwright Award recipient & Guggenheim fellow Lloyd Suh (The Chinese Lady) directed by Obie Award winner Eric Ting (We Are Proud to Present…).
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.”
“Suh succinctly & humorously covers 21 years from Taishan to San Francisco. ”
“Enlightening, sobering, even at times enraging! Sets the stage alight with dramatic tension, gripped as we find ourselves hoping.” Editor’s Pick!
“A graceful & haunting account! There is also warmth and humor in The Far Country, Suh is interested in the resilience of the human spirit.”
“An intimate & revealing look at the immigrant experience. The actors deliver the overarching message of triumphing over adversity and bigotry with steadfast endurance.”
“Lyrical and thought provoking! Suh’s script is beautiful & Ting’s direction inspired.”
“Director Eric Ting guides a uniformly excellent cast! Suh’s strength is his ability to mix realism and poetic elements.”
“Tops anything imagined by Franz Kafka! Jiyoun Chang’s lighting of Clint Ramos’ impressive set imbues moments with breathtaking beauty!”
Cast & Creative
Video by Tim Grady.
Photos by Ahron R. Foster.