"Splendidly savvy and entertaining"
– VARIETY

June 18 – July 31, 2011 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours

A world premiere

From the award-winning author of M. Butterfly, Chinglish is an uproarious new comedy about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language—and ways of communicating—are worlds apart from our own.

A Midwestern American businessman who's desperately looking to score a lucrative contact for his family's sign-making firm travels to China only to learn how much he doesn't understand: his translators are unreliable, his consultant may be a fraud, and he is captivated by Xu, the beautiful, seemingly supportive government official who talks the talk—but what is she saying, anyway? From the acclaimed author of M. Butterfly. See it now before it heads to New York!

 

 
Artists

Written by DAVID HENRY HWANG, Directed by LEIGH SILVERMAN

Cast

JENNIFER LIM - Xu Yan
ANGELA LIN 
- Miss Qian, Prosecutor Li
CHRISTINE LIN 
- Zhao
STEPHEN PUCCI 
- Peter Timms
JAMES WATERSTON - Daniel Cavanaugh
JOHNNY WU - Bing, Judge Xu Geming
LARRY ZHANG - Minister Cai Guoliang

Creative Team and Crew

DAVID KORINS - Scenic Design
ANITA YAVICH - Costume Design
BRIAN MACDEVITT - Lighting Design
DARRON L WEST - Sound Design
JEFF SUGG - Projection Design
CANDACE CHONG - Translator
CHRISTINE ADAIRE - Australian Dialect Coach
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
TELSEY + COMPANY - New York Casting
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
JAMIE WOLFE - Stage Manager