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"CHING CHONG CHINAMAN"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


A new comedy by Lauren Yee
Directed by May Adrales

Limited run!
March 19 — April 11, 2010
At the West End Theatre
263 W 86th Street

Part of Pan Asian Rep’s NEWWORKS 2010,
March 4 — April 11, 2010

Tickets $45 - Seniors $35 - Students $20

Click here for a video clip of audience testimonials, reviews and other press on Ching Chong Chinaman
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The Wongs are American as apple pie. Desdemona dreams of Princeton but could use some help with her calculus. Her brother Upton wants to be a World of Warcraft champion but needs more free time to train. Upton solves both their problems by bringing an indentured servant home one day, but they soon discover that “Ching Chong” has American dreams of his own!

Opening Night $75, with post-show party:
Wed March 24, 2010
at 7:30

School matinees $12, with study guide and post-show discussion
March 23, 24
and April 8 at 11:00am

For group tickets, Opening Night or school matinees, call the Pan Asian Rep office: 212-868-4030

Meet the Cast and crew
 
To the Asian American Community:

It has come to my attention that some in the community do not understand why Pan Asian is producing a play with the controversial title CHING CHONG CHINAMAN and how much emotional upset and consternation it is creating. This is my open letter to try to clarify this miscommunication.

CHING CHONG CHINAMAN takes its controversial title from the late 19th century pejorative jingle and uses irony and satire to reverse prejudicial attitudes towards Asians and other outsiders. This is a funny and surprising new perspective from a young writer tackling assumptions of stereotype which are not relegated to any one race and can be evidenced within our own. This play, by Lauren Yee, a 20-something, is taking a fresh look to dispel prejudice and ignorance.

The Wong family is so assimilated to their idea of being "All Americans" they cannot pronounce "Jinqiang" the name of the Chinese immigrant who transforms the family so they call him "Ching Chong”. This is an intelligent play with many layers, smartly directed and acted.

Pan Asian Rep has traditionally tackled provocative themes such as the Vincent Chin killing in CARRY THE TIGER TO THE MOUNTAIN, the genocide years in CAMBODIA AGONISTES and Tibetan- Chinese history in KWATZ! The Sound of a Hammer Hitting the Head. For those who have seen the company’s work you know Pan Asian has an established track record for producing plays of excellence on various themes of social justice, genocide, and internment.

David Henry Hwang, Rick Shiomi, our Board Trustees, various press and veterans from AAJA and Mei Hua Society, applaud the show. A purpose of Theatre and Art is to inspire discussion and open thinking. Please give us a chance and do not condemn Pan Asian before you have seen this show.

Thank you,

Tisa Chang Artistic Producing Director Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
 
 

March - April
NEWWORKS 2010 and "Ching Chong Chinaman"

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