Rice Rockets & Yacht People
Toronto: Playwrights Guild of Canada, 2005.
PS8569 .O39174 R53 2005
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
Leonard is a rich, sensitive kid who is obsessed with fast cars and street racing which leads to serious consequences one exciting night. In the second act, we meet his parents. Bored with the turgid pace, crippling taxes and government regulations in Canada, Ken Lee has sold his Canadian factory and is eager to return to Shanghai with his Canadian-Chinese wife Barb. Ken wants to take advantage of the vast Asian market. On the eve of their departure, Roberta White, a disgruntled employee, breaks into their luxury condo to demand that Ken and Barb sacrifice their plans to save her livelihood and that of her fellow factory workers. Meanwhile, Leonard has snuck out in the car, cruising for a race.