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CHING CHONG CHINAMAN
March 17, 2013
by Lauren Yee
directed by Nina Lee Aquino
“A lively, likable show…” – Ken Jaworowski, New York Times
fu-GEN Theater Company is proud to present the Canadian premiere of CHING CHONG CHINAMAN by Lauren Yee, directed by Nina Lee Aquino March 12 – 30, 2013 in the Aki Studio Theater Daniels Spectrum. At once cheeky and contemporary, CHING CHONG CHINAMAN is a smart, fast-paced ride that examines the Asian North American Dream.
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 video gaming, and Desi’s math grades don’t fit the Asian-American stereotype. Never one to admit or accept failure, Upton comes up with a novel solution for both problems: he acquires a Chinese indentured servant, who harbors an American dream of his own.
Featuring Zoe Doyle, Brenda Kamino, Oliver Koomsatira, Richard Lee, Jane Luk and John Ng, CHING CHONG CHINAMAN is rounded out with a stellar creative team that includes playwright Lauren Yee, director Nina Lee Aquino, and designers Camellia Koo (Shaw Festival), Michelle Ramsay (9 Dora Mavor Moore nominations) Christopher Stanton (The Room) and choreographer Carin Lowerison.
March 12-30, 2013 at the Aki Studio Theater
Tuesday-Saturday 8pm / Saturday 2pm / Sunday 2pm (PWYC)
Tickets: $15-$28 (includes HST, additional $2.00 per ticket surcharge)
Phone box office hours 10am-6pm MON-FRI 1-800-204-0855
Walk-ups are 1 HOUR before every performance for online ticket purchases visit www.fu-gen.org
Media Contact: Sue Edworthy firstname.lastname@example.org
About fu-GEN Theater
fu-GEN Theater Company’s mandate is threefold: To produce works of Asian North American playwrights, and foster new works by emerging playwrights; To explore and address issues of Asian North American’s societal roles, responsibilities and identity in the past, present and future through our artistic endeavors and to build a stronger, truly multicultural Canadian community by breaking down stereotypes through education and development of a strong cultural artistic base. For more information, visit www.fu-gen.org.