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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  • Unicorn Theatre:
    21 May. 2020
    This play is a FINALIST for the 2020-2021 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support ESTHER CHOI AND THE FISH THAT DROWNED.
  • Alissa Klusky:
    21 Apr. 2020
    It is a special thing when you meet a play that depicts big emotions in teenagers without seeming trite or like it is talking to down to them. This play deals with loss on so many different, swirling levels and features really impactful intersectional conversations between two bright young POC. This is how young people deserve to see themselves depicted. Highly recommended. :)
  • Nikki Brake-Silla:
    23 Jul. 2019
    What a wonderful play that deals with friendship, loneliness and familial isolation.

Development History

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    PlayPenn
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    2019
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    Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival
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    2019