Citizen Wong

    When:
    September 23, 2018 all-day
    2018-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
    2018-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    137-35 Northern Blvd
    Flushing, NY 11354
    USA

    At Flushing Town Hall

    Citizen Wong

    Sunday, September 23
    2:00 pm

    $10/FREE for Members, Students & Teens

    Staged reading of a new play “Citizen Wong,” a play inspired by Wong Chin Foo (王清福, 1847–1898), the late 19th-century celebrity speaker-writer known as the first Chinese-American. His affair with a rich suffragette whose father runs for president captures the essence of an era when racists supported an “anti-Chinese wall” and passed the Chinese Exclusion Act that Wong fought tirelessly against.

    Tickets can be purchased at www.flushingtownhall.org or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.

    Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available.

    This season, Flushing Town Hall is opening its doors to teenagers – for FREE. Under the “Teen Access Program,” all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) will be welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.