Actress and Writer Cindy Cheung in Speak Up Connie
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This funny and touching one-woman show, based on real events, tells the tale of Trisha Lee, a Christian widow whose life is turned upside-down with her teenage daughter's pronouncement that she is "gender queer." Already struggling to swallow this surprising news, the further fact that her daughter is planning to start up a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school is of particular concern to this shellshocked mother, as their small Texas town isn't exactly renowned for its acceptance of diversity. Inevitably, violence and anger erupt, and Trisha must forego her previously held convictions for the sake of her daughter, sparking a journey from ignorance to advocacy as persecution and prejudice threaten to tear her family apart. Written and performed by Elise Forier Edie, this solo theatre piece is an award-winning glimpse into one woman's poignant and often hilarious struggle to make sense of what is best for her daughter. Learn More
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“hilarious, thought-provoking and touching” —StageBuzz.com
“A comedy about getting a word in edgewise.” Written and performed by Cindy Cheung
With original music and lyrics by Cindy Cheung
Directed by BD Wong
Running time 75 mins
Cindy Cheung was most recently seen onstage in Carla Ching’s The Sugar House At The Edge of the Wilderness with Ma-Yi Theater Co. and Will Eno’s Middletown at The Vineyard. On film and TV, she has appeared in Children of Invention (Sundance 2009), Lady In The Water, Robot Stories, Bored To Death, White Collar, Fringe, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, One Life To Live and Sex and the City. This is her first solo show.
BD Wong directed and produced the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The Yellow Wood. A multi-award winning actor whose work includes theater, television, and film, Wong is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York Theater awards for his Broadway debut in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly (Outer Critics’ Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Tony Award). He played Dr. George Huang, a forensic psychiatrist and expert on the criminal mind, on the top-rated series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for eleven seasons. Wong also gained notice as a cast regular on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Oz, playing the resilient prison priest Father Ray Mukada for six seasons. Other Broadway credits include: Pacific Overtures, Face Value, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Following Foo (The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man).