Written by Lauren Yee and directed by Peter J. Kuo, Ching Chong Chinaman presents the all-American Wong family. As the baby-obsessed mother "Grace" is Helen H. Ota, the Artistic Director of Cold Tofu Improv, As her golf-obsessed husband "Ed" is playwright/actor Ken Narasaki, whose works include Innocent When You Dream, The Mikado Project and the stage adaptation of No-No Boy. As his Princeton-obsessed daughter "Desdemona" is Artists at Play founding member Julia Cho, last seen in the Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts film Larry Crowne. As her World of Warcraft-obsessed brother "Upton" is Scott Keiji Takeda, whose professional stage debut was in East West Players' Mysterious Skin. Playing the Chinese indentured servant "Jinqiang" is Steve Hu, who recently ended a production of Richard III at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. Playing an array of characters from a naughty Asian schoolgirl to Jinqiang's mother is Elizabeth Ho from East West Players' Wrinkles and Circle X Theatre's The Chinese Massacre (Annotated). The cast also includes Sue Chan (u/s Desdemona), Quincy Surasmith (u/s Upton), Wanru Tseng (u/s Grace & Chinese Woman) and Kurt Yamamoto (u/s Ed).
The creative team consists of Set Designer Chika Shimizu, Costume Designer Rachel Stivers, Lighting Designer Jose Lopez, Sound Designer Dennis Yen, Property Master Ken Takemoto, Choreographer Rodney To and Stage Manager Amelia Worfolk.
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