The Wongs are American as apple pie. Desdemona dreams of Princeton but could use some help with her calculus. Her brother Upton wants to be a World of Warcraft champion but needs more free time to train. Upton solves both their problems by bringing an indentured servant home one day, but they soon discover that "Ching Chong" has American dreams of his own! An irreverent new comedy by Lauren Yee is skewering every cliché about Asian American identity.
"WILDLY FUNNY... makes hilarious splash in the melting pot"
—Contra Costa Times
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"A wildly inventive, raucously funny ride. Though rooted in Asian American literary tradition, this play upends its conventions with inspired irreverence. You have not seen anything like this before. The fourth wave of Asian American playwriting has arrived!" - The New York Times
"A smart, fast-paced comedy that wrings laughs from the topics of cultural identity and assimilation. Neither predictable nor politically correct, it's a satirical cartoon that has heart and even occasional poignancy" —Theatremania.com
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"Yee's characters have a substantial basis in camp...Ching Chong Chinaman
shines in its countless bit parts and joking asides" — Backstage
"Whip-smart and very funny... Particularly clever is Yee's deft use of magical realism." —East Bay Express, Read More
"Fast, furious and very funny... an exhilarating send-up" —Berkeley Daily Planet, Read More
"Great laughs... unexpectedly moving" —Examiner.com
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