A wildly inventive, raucously funny ride. Though rooted in Asian American literary tradition, this play upends its conventions with inspired irreverence. You have not seen anything like this before. The forth wave of Asian American playwriting has arrived!The New York Times
A lively, likable show! Playwright Lauren Yee gleefully highlights the assimilated life of the Wongs, who defy the stereotype of the hard driving Chinese-American family. It's clever and her insights are astute!The New York Times
A wildly inventive, raucously funny ride. Though rooted in Asian American literary tradition, this play upends its conventions with inspired irreverence. You have not seen anything like this before. The fourth wave of Asian American playwriting has arrived!David Henry Hwang The New York Times
ED - 40s, Chinese-American, a businessman.
GRACE - 40s, Chinese-American, Ed's wife, a homemaker.
DESDEMONA - 17, Chinese-American, daughter of Ed and Grace, a vegan.
UPTON - 15, Chinese-American, son of Ed and Grace, a gamer.
JINQIANG or "J" - 20s, Chinese, alias THE CHINESE MAN.
THE CHINESE WOMAN - all ages, Chinese. She plays a variety of roles including MRS. J, KIM LEE PARK, the REPORTER, the JOY LUCK CLUB WOMAN, and the ASIAN SCHOOL GIRL.
Ching Chong Chinaman Script
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! An irreverent new comedy by Lauren Yee is skewering every cliché about Asian American identity.