The East Side

Written by Julia Riew, John Lim, and Jared Leong
Directed by KeeHup Yong
Music Direction by Grant Riew
Produced by Connie Zhao, Sherry Gao, and Chloe Yu


Farkas Hall

Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13 @ 2pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14 @ 2pm


The East Side, a new coming-of-age musical comedy, tells the story of 17-year-old Ryan and his developing identity as an American-born Chinese, artist, and son. As New York City Chinatown becomes increasingly gentrified, Ryan and his immigrant mother, Ms. Chen, must decide whether to reimagine their restaurant to appeal to American interests, or go bankrupt. Jaded by life at the restaurant, distracted by romance, and full of idealistic fantasies, Ryan struggles to balance spending time with friends, studying for the SATs, working at the Dumpling House, and investing in his hobby – the visual arts. The East Side explores themes of authenticity, identity, acceptance, and love of all kinds.




Stage Manager…David Moberg
Publicity Manager…Angela Kim
Assistant Director…Michael Yin
Co-Music Director…Ian Chan
Light Designer…Kat Zhou
Associate Light Designer…Finn Bamber
Set Designer…Liana Chow
Tech Director…Odessa Deng
Tech Advisor…Richard Tong
Costume Designer…Issi Liao
Associate Costume Designer…Phoebe Suh
Props Designer…Serena Chen
Sound Designer…Sung Ahn