The Playwrights Database
Alan Bau's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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Red Letters is about a Chinese immigrant, Liang, who moves to Canada to seek his fortune and leaves his wife, Mei, in China with the hopes of bringing her over once he establishes himself. However due to the Canadian laws at that time, a head tax of $500 was required to bring any Chinese immigrant to Canada in the 1920's. This was a high sum to pay and it took many years for Liang to save the tax money. When he can wait no longer, he borrows the rest from his understanding Laundry Busimess boss, but the exclusion act of 1923 made it impossible for him to bring his wife over. In desperation to see Mei again, Liang plans to leave for China; tragically, they are kept apart.
Vancouver Asian Canadian theatre 2007
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