Ching Chong Chinaman
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Sep 5-Oct 11, 2008 | Thu-Sat 8pm
“Wildly funny…makes hilarious splash in melting pot”
—Contra Costa Times
“Whip-smart and very funny… Particularly clever is Yee’s
deft use of magical realism.”
—East Bay Express
“Great laughs…unexpectedly moving”
The ultra-assimilated Wong family is as Chinese American as apple pie: teenager Upton dreams of World of Warcraft superstardom; his sister Desi dreams of early admission to Princeton. Unfortunately, Upton’s chores and homework get in the way of his 24/7 videogaming, and Desi’s math grades don’t fit the Asian American stereotype. Then Upton comes up with a novel solution for both problems: he acquires a Chinese indentured servant, who harbors an American dream of his own.
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