You For Me For You
WORLD PREMIERE by Mia Chung
Directed by Yury Urnov
In Association with Ma-Yi Theater Company
Two North Korean sisters—facing starvation at the hands of a dizzyingly corrupt regime—make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. When one of the sisters is denied passage because she is too weak to make the treacherous trans-Pacific crossing, the other sister makes a promise to race across time and space to save her. With deep heart, and surprising humor,
You for Me for You
blows apart our imagined pictures of North Korea—one of the world’s most secretive societies, and subverts the American fantasy of the immigrant experience.