Ching Chong Chinaman


July 24 - July 26, 2009

A Staged Reading

Written by Lauren Yee
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani

Featuring: Danny Bernardo, Gordon Chow, Christine Lin, Nick Shoda, Kimberlee Soo, and Tiffany Villarin

Storefront Theatre at Gallery 37, 66 E. Randolph St., Chicago, Friday, July 24 at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm, Sunday, July 26 at 3:00pm

The ultra-assimilated Wong family is as Chinese American as apple pie: teenager Upton dreams of World of Warcraft superstardom; his sister Desi dreams of early admission to Princeton. Unfortunately, Upton's chores and homework get in the way of his 24/7 videogaming, and Desi's math grades don't fit the Asian American stereotype. Then Upton comes up with a novel solution for both problems: he acquires a Chinese indentured servant, who harbors an American dream of his own.

Followed by a Q & A session with playwright Lauren Yee.

This event is presented in association with Chinese Cultural Week in Chicago: From the Great Wall to the Great Lakes.