By Charlie Oh
Directed by Mikael Burke

in Goodman's Alice Theatre

White Monkey

Li runs a “rent-a-foreigner” agency, loaning out white actors to Chinese businesses looking to boost their international prestige. She finally meets an assignment worthy of her creativity and ambition: populate an entire ghost city with white people in order to convince skeptical Chinese buyers to move in. It’s Li’s chance at the Chinese Dream, but what will this exorbitant lie cost her? A sweeping epic that takes us from the streets, factories, and slums of Shenzen all the way up to the penthouses of the political elite, Charlie Oh’s new play is an absurd, high-stakes tale of global hi-jinks with grave consequences.