Chinglish at The Goodman: A New Comedy from the Author of M. Butterfly
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The last date listed for Chinglish was Sunday July 3, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Goodman Theatre - The Albert:
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What begins as a normal audition for a role in a play turns into an increasingly seductive battle for power in Venus in Fur. Inspired by the notorious 1870 erotic novel of the same name, David Ives' saucy and sensational play pits actress against playwright in a virtuosic display of seduction, cruelty and gamesmanship. As the action shifts between the audition and the play within the play, the two engage in a kinky game of cat-and-mouse. Among the most acclaimed -- and most provocative -- new plays in recent Broadway history, Venus in Fur cheekily and brilliantly blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Arts LoverRed Velvet
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My friends and I are looking to go again! Witty, funny, fast-moving - a linguistic treat! Then, of course, is the cultural examination. As an Asian-American, I found myself pondering all the profound subtleties that were captured and embedded in the show. However, you don't have to be Asian at all to have appreciated it - as evidenced by the make-up of the audience enjoying themselves on Saturday night - given the interesting display and contrast of Chinese as well as Western traditions and mores. Well casted with sharp spot-on acting by all; clean, undistracting scenery. All in all, loved how clever, smart and tightly produced on all levels the entire show was. English subtitles for Mandarin portions.
By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Chinglish is about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language and ways of communicating are worlds apart from our own. See it now before it heads to New York!