Ching Chong Chinaman
by Lauren Yee
Full Length Play, Comedy / 3m, 3f
WINNER - 2007 Yale Playwrights Festival
"A lively, likable show! Playwright Lauren Yee gleefully highlights the assimilated life of the Wongs, who defy the stereotype of the hard driving Chinese-American family. It's clever and her insights are astu…
- WINNER - 2007 Yale Playwrights Festival
"WILDLY FUNNY... makes hilarious splash in the melting pot" —Contra Costa Times, Read More
"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, Read More
"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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Identities & Dreams: The Hilarious World of CHING CHONG CHINAMAN
By Julia Izumi
February 23, 2015
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Palo Alto, California.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
ED - 40s, Chinese-American, a businessman.
GRACE - 40s, Chinese-American, Ed's wife, a homemaker.
DESDEMONA - 17, Chinese-American, daughter of Ed and Grace, a vegan.
UPTON - 15, Chinese-American, son of Ed and Grace, a gamer.
JINQIANG or "J" - 20s, Chinese, alias THE CHINESE MAN.
THE CHINESE WOMAN - all ages, Chinese. She plays a variety of roles including MRS. J, KIM LEE PARK, the REPORTER, the JOY LUCK CLUB WOMAN, and the ASIAN SCHOOL GIRL.
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