Helmed by Drama Desk winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, performances run through Nov. 21 at Walker Space.
Set in 1967, Charles Francis Chan, Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery is described as a "harmless sing-song Orientalist minstrel show that ends in a grotesque carnival of murder!" The story examines the beginnings of a new political identity called Asian American as a literary hippie named Frank profiles a mysterious Chinese detective.
The show features scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting design by Seth Reiser, projections design by Olivia Sebesky and sound design by Jeremy S. Bloom. Composer and musical director is Alan Schmuckler, dramaturg is Kimber Lee, props supervisor is Samantha Shoffner, and Qui Nguyen serves as fight choreographer.
Lloyd Suh is the author of American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, Great Wall Story, Franklinland, The Children of Vonderly, Masha No Home and more, produced with Ma-Yi, The Play Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and La Mama, among others. Walker Space is located at 46 Walker St., Manhattan. For more information and to purchase tickets, priced $25-$40, visit NAATCO.