Cabaret Presents Eastbound, a Staged Reading Live on birnCORE Wednesday, Dec 6 at 8:00pm on birnCORE
Eastbound follows Asian twin brothers Calvin and Yun, who were separated at birth. Calvin grows up as an adopted Asian American in New York City while Yun spends his formative years in China. Calvin, having recently been diagnosed with cancer, decides to travel to China in search of his biological family. Yun, in an effort to escape the pressures of societal expectations in China, travels to America, where he can fully live as himself.
Their individual quests for survival and acceptance eventually lead them to each other. The piece explores how different cultures deal with loss, sexuality, family, and disease.