Hit Play Ching Chong Chinaman Debuts in South Bay
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The last date listed for Ching Chong Chinaman was Sunday February 17, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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A young Jewish girl who's cast -- much to her immigrant parents' dismay -- as Jesus in her school's Christmas pageant is at the center of Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' Coney Island Christmas. A seasonal story for people of all ages and faiths, Coney Island Christmas weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment as the girl, many decades later, recounts this memorable bit of autobiography to her great-granddaughter. Kit Wilder directs this timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. Learn More
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With a script that tries to have it both ways (absurdist and realist styles) and an uneven acting ensemble, the issues I have with this production are mostly one of sustained tone. I think the director knew what he wanted the show to be; I'm just not sure if the material warrants his treatment. Blackout sketch-style writing makes for difficulty in sustaining emotional moments; impossible to ignore metaphors hit the audience over the head; and a constant back-and-forth between deeply affecting plot elements and WTF moments make for a show where the audience isn't sure what to feel or think at a given moment. Four strong performances anchor the production, and the ending/resolution of the play almost makes up for the weakness of the script. But kudos for City Lights for reaching out to new audiences and exploring the work of new playwrights of color.
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