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Gong Lum’s Legacy

Opening Date: Mar 24, 2022

Closing Date: Apr 24, 2022

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Playing @

Theatre at St. Clement's

423 W 46th St New York, NY 10036

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World Premiere Presentation by New Federal Theatre in Association with The Peccadillo Theater Company

Gong Lum’s Legacy takes place in the Mississippi Delta against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South in 1924. We witness the unexpected romance between Joe Ting, a Chinese immigrant, and Lucy Sims, a Black school teacher. Joe’s shop-keeper father, Charlie, is adamantly opposed to their relationship.  Charlie’s friend, Gong Lum, sues the local school board to permit his daughters to attend a white school. Gong Lum v Rice, an actual civil rights case, eventually reaches the Supreme Court. Charlie is confident that Lum will prevail and that Chinese people will soon have the same rights as Whites.  Charlie does not want those rights jeopardized by his son, Joe, being romantically involved with a Black woman. He does everything in his power to separate Joe and Lucy.

COVID Safety Information:
Vaccination card, I.D. Required
Students & Seniors I.D Required
Masks MUST be worn
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Performance Schedule:


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TDF member tickets:

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Full-price tickets

$20 - $39


Directions Subway

A, C & E to exit at 42nd St / Port Authority Bus Terminal. Walk north on 8th Ave to 46th St, then west approximately 11/2 blocks to theater. The theater is on the right. 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, Q, R, S or W Trains. Exit at 42 St / Times Square. Walk north on 7th Ave (or Broadway) to 46th St, then west approximately 21/2 blocks to theater. The theater is on the right.


Two performance spaces: a 151-seat theatre located upstairs, and a smaller theatre located on the ground floor. There are several steps to enter the building from the sidewalk.

Wheelchair Info

Not wheelchair accessible.

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