The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) and Asian American Theater Company (AATC) will present the West Coast Staged Reading of Isaac Ho's latest screenplay 'The Chinese Delivery Man' on October 22.
Ho's award-winning screenplay recently won the Asian American International Film Festival Screenplay Competition and was recently given a staged reading in New York co-sponsored by Asian CineVision and The Asian American Film Lab.
Asian CineVision described Ho’s winning screenplay as, “A timely story about an immigrant family’s American Dream turned into a nightmare among the ongoing immigration reform debate. It makes good on its attempt to depict the complexity of the struggles of immigrant life in the American legal system and adroitly portrays the tenuous racial ties within the community.”
The screenplay is inspired by the true life senseless killing of a Chinese delivery man and how it sends his family into a tailspin. While grappling to keep their restaurant afloat, the Lau family must survive New York's criminal court system to find justice or revenge, whichever comes first. Once arrests are made and there are no more sensational, lurid headlines, how does a struggling immigrant family deal with the aftermath of a tragic loss of one of their own and put their lives back together?
The screenplay reading event is free though a sliding scale donation of $5-$20 is suggested to support OACC. Admission is free for OACC Century Club Members.
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