Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Lloyd Suh's The Far Country | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Lloyd Suh's The Far Country

The story of one Chinese family immigrating to the United States in the 19th century makes its world premiere Off-Broadway.

Eric Yang, Jinn S. Kim, and Amy Kim Waschke in The Far Country Ahron R. Foster

Critics are weighing in on the world premiere production of Lloyd Suh's The Far Country at Off-Broadway's Linda Gross Theater. Presented by Atlantic Theater Company, the play began previews November 17, and opened December 5 for a runt through January 1, 2023.

Set in the wake of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, The Far Country follows one family's journey from rural Taishan to California at a time when Chinese laborers have been banned from immigrating to the United States for 10 years.

Read the reviews here.

DC Theater Arts (Deb Miller)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Alexis Soloski)*

Talkin' Broadway (Howard Miller)

Theatermania (Kenji Fujishima)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Time Out (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Eric Yang, Ben Chase and Christopher Liam Moore in The Far Country Ahron R. Foster

Starring in the cast are Ben Chase (Mondo Tragic), Jinn S. Kim (Race, Religion & Politics), Whit K. Lee (Assassins), Christopher Liam Moore (All The Way), Shannon Tyo (The Chinese Lady), Amy Kim Waschke, and Eric Yang (Legacy) under the direction of Eric Ting.

SEE: Check Out Production Photos of One Family's Journey in Lloyd Suh's The Far Country

The production features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Junghyun Georgia Lee, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Fan Zhang, wigs, hair, and makeup by Tommy Kurzman, and casting by The Telsey Office's William Cantler, Karyn Casl, and Destiny Lilly. Alyssa K. Howard is production stage manager.


Check out photos from the show's opening night below.

Check Out Photos of The Far Country at Atlantic Theater Company


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