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Chinglish

by David Henry Hwang


Chinglish

Written by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Leigh Silverman
A co-production with South Coast Repertory
Main Season | Roda Theatre
August 24–October 21, 2012
West Coast Premiere


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The play

David Henry Hwang won three Obies and the Tony Award for Best Play with popular scripts like M. Butterfly and FOB. Now he’s back with a canny comedy of cross-cultural errors. In Chinglish, an American businessman heads to Asia to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm—but the deal isn’t the only thing getting lost in translation when he collides with a Communist minister, a bumbling consultant and a suspiciously sexy bureaucrat. Two-time Obie-winner Leigh Silverman returns to Berkeley Rep to stage the twists in a terrific play she took to Broadway. Love is on the line, and laughter fills the ledger in Chinglish.

Please note: Chinglish includes supertitles. The show also includes brief strobe effects and smoking. If you have questions about the show’s content, please contact the box office.