Esther Choi and the Fish that Drowned

Esther Choi is your favorite all-American, overachieving-Asian teen except she has a ghost. Anthony Gibson is Esther’s best friend and (spoiler alert) he’s dead. Mr. Choi is Esther’s grandfather and he owns a haunted dry cleaner on Cheltenham Ave. In an (un)likely turn of events, Esther must grapple with grief, loneliness, and winning first chair in high school orchestra, all while living up to her grandfather’s new expectations.
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Esther Choi and the Fish that Drowned

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  • Nikki Brake-Silla:
    23 Jul. 2019
    What a wonderful play that deals with friendship, loneliness and familial isolation.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    10 Apr. 2019
    This play would be so devastating if it weren't for the incredible humor Walters uses throughout for levity. What this does to me instead, is create these intense moments of juxtaposition where my need to laugh and cry crash on top of one another. Would love to see this produced!
  • Erlina Ortiz:
    23 Mar. 2019
    I enjoy how this play unfolds and lets us know more and more about these characters and how they try to keep each other safe. Very rarely do we get to see a grand-daugther grand-father relationship portrayed on stage and I think this play does it beautifully while dealing with important contemporary concepts. When grandfather talks about the cops being so mean my heart just breaks!

Development History

  • Reading
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    PlayPenn
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival
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    2019

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