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Chemically Imbalanced Comedy presents Christopher Durang's The Vietnamization of New Jersey. Set in a middle-class home in Piscataway, New Jersey, Ozzie Ann and Harry await the return of their Vietnam veteran son, David, and his native bride, Liat. Also on hand are younger brother Et and Hazel the maid who is a real power in the household. When David and Liat arrive they are both blind, and she is an ex-hooker. Thearafter come suicide, adultery, and the feeble intervention of a priest and the arrival of a super-patriotic uncle-plus outrageous comments by the cynical Hazel. The final result is a scathing, irreverent indictment of the worst aspects of the American character, made real by the incisiveness of the author's writing, yet hilarious by the wild originality of his vision. Dave Whalley directs.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Cornservatory, Chicago