Banana Boys: The Play

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Playwrights Canada Press, 2007 - Drama - 93 pages
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A smart, contemporary, and wickedly funny play about five young Asian-Canadian men, "Bananas" (read: yellow on the outside, white on the inside), wrestling with issues of race, identity, and the death of a friend. Not quite Chinese and not really Canadian, they stumble through stories, situations, incidents, and interactions that are seemingly mundane, but upon closer examination, ultimately explore the nature of identity.

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User Review  - Adela Bezemer-Cleverley - Goodreads

I had to read this play for a 1900 (an in-out) course at York called Intercultural Theatre and Performance in Toronto. And it was really confusing. But also REALLY intriguing and fascinating and such ... Read full review

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Leon Aureus is an actor, playwright, and producer. He is the founding artistic director of The Gum San Theatre Company which blossomed into the fu-GEN Theatre Company in 2002. Banana Boys is his first play and was also fu-GEN's first full production. The play's development paralleled the exciting growth of the company, neither of which would have been possible without the vision, dedication, hard work, and brilliance of his fellow 'fu-GEN'ers Nina Lee Aquino, Richard Lee, and David Yee. He thanks and cherishes them for being on that journey with him. He also wrote and directed the short film

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