The Pearl of the East
Book, music & lyrics by Zonia Tsang
10-minute musical
JUDY 70. Chinese. She considers herself a Hong Konger.
AMY 8. Chinese. The granddaughter of Judy. 
YOUNG JUDY 19. She plays Judy in 1968. 
'The Pearl of the East' is a musical set in 2019, when the protests in Hong Kong were raging. It revolves around a 70-year-old grandmother sharing her story with her 8-year-old granddaughter. Through narration and song, she reveals her journey of illegally immigrating to Hong Kong on a boat with her family during the Cultural Revolution in the '60s, where her untold secret haunts her once again.
The musical was produced as part of Theatre Now's Sound Bites XI installment in 2024.
Read 'The Pearl of the East' on New Play Exchange.