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In Chinglish, an American businessman heads to Asia to score a lucrative contract for his family's firm - but the deal isn't the only thing getting lost in translation as he collides with a Communist minister, a bumbling consultant, and a suspiciously sexy bureaucrat. "Hilarious," raves Variety. "This well-made comedy takes a poignant view of the profound isolation and terrible vulnerability of people who are lost without their native language." "I haven't heard an audience laugh that much in years," agrees the Chicago Sun-Times. "There's sex, heartache, even a bit of song and dance... Hwang takes a situation that worries most Americans - China's rise - and the impossibility of understanding each other, particularly in languages as different as Chinese and English, and builds a marvelous comedy."

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco