Artists at Play presents
Ching Chong Chinaman
A new comedy by Lauren Yee
Directed by Peter J. Kuo
November 3-20, 2011
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Location: The Actors Company
916a N. Formosa Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Turning every cliché about Asian American identity on its head, Ching Chong Chinaman introduces us to the all-American Wong family: Ed the patriarch loves to golf and mom Grace wants another child; Desdemona obsesses over early admission into Princeton while her brother Upton is focused on World of Warcraft superstardom. To ease the burden of homework and free up more time for training, Upton acquires an indentured servant from China. Life in the Wong household is turned upside down with the arrival of Jinqiang ("Ching Chong")... who harbors his own American dreams!
Sue Chan, Julia Cho, Elizabeth Ho*, Stephen Hu, Ken Narasaki*, Helen Ota, Quincy Surasmith, Scott Takeda, Wanru Tseng and Kurt Yamamoto.
Set Design by Chika Shimizu
Costume Design by Rachel Stivers
Lighting Design by Jose Lopez
Sound Design by Dennis Yen
Property Master Ken Takemoto
Choreography by Rodney To
Stage Management by Amelia Worfolk
Production Manager Darlene Miyakawa
Julia Cho, Peter J. Kuo, Stefanie Wong Lau, Marie-Reine Velez
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