Publicity image for Ching Chong Chinaman
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The Silk Road Theatre Project will present a staged reading of Lauren Yee's Ching Chong Chinaman at Chicago DCA's Storefront Theater, July 24-26. Lavina Jadhwani will direct.

The comedy riffs on Asian American stereotypes and expectations, as an "ultra-assimilated" Chinese American family acquire a Chinese indentured servant. The cast will include Danny Bernardo, Gordon Chow, Christine Lin, Nick Shoda, Kimberlee Soo, and Tiffany Villarin. The production team will include Christine Ferriter (lights) and Tamar Daskin (set).

Yee's play was a finalist for the 2008 Princess Grace Award and the winner of Kumu Kahua Theatre's 2007 Pacific Rim Prize. It has previously been produced at Mu Performing Arts in Minneapolis, Impact Theatre in Berkeley, and the New York International Fringe Festival.

Admission is free, but reservations are strongly recommended. Call 312-742-TIXS (8497), or visit www.dcatheater.org.