The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

Presented by History Theatre

History Theatre

30 East 10th Street St.Paul, MN 55101


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Past performances

Thursday, March 16 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
  • Preview
Friday, March 17 7:30 pm
  • Preview
Saturday, March 18 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Sunday, March 19 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, March 23 10:00 am
Thursday, March 23 7:30 pm
Friday, March 24 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 25 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, March 30 10:00 am
Thursday, March 30 7:30 pm
Friday, March 31 7:30 pm
  • ASL interpreted
  • Audio described
Saturday, April 1 7:30 pm
  • Captioned
Sunday, April 2 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, April 6 7:30 pm
Friday, April 7 7:30 pm
Drama New work Minnesota premiere

By Jessica Huang
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

March 18–April 9, 2017

A haunting, poetic journey of secrets, identity and family.

1939. Follow the true story of Harry Chin, one of the many Chinese nationals who landed in the U.S. through a loophole in the Chinese Exclusion Act. Haunted by the ghosts of his past and provoked by the curiosity of his daughter, Harry is forced to confront his buried secrets. Through leaps of time and space, we experience the abhorrent conditions at Seattle Immigration Station, Harry’s longing for the life he left in China, and the complications of love in a new land. Jessica Huang’s powerful new drama explores the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people “illegal.”

Jessica Huang Playwright
Mei Ann Teo Director