One of our members, John Dunn, is one of the leads in this play about linguistic and cultural differences between the East and West. Take a look at the info below:
(NOTE: This is just an FYI, not a specific event. It is an ongoing play that ends with the Sunday 5/26 showing at 2pm. Feel free to discuss or organize a specific time that some of you might like to attend in the comments below)
"I'd like to invite fellow members of the group to the theatre production I am doing this month. The script is hilarious and specifically deals with a lot of the issues involved with trying to navigate differences in language and culture between the East and the West. There's even a surprising plot twist that deals specifically with Houston.
Note: The production runs for three weeks, but Meetup.com only allows the posting of events up to two-weeks long. Get tickets early to ensure that you get a seat!
PERFORMANCES: MAY 9 – 26
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2pm
Half-price student rush tickets are available on Sundays!
CHINGLISH is the "shrewd, timely and razor-sharp comedy" (The Chicago Tribune) by Tony Award®winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language-and ways of communicating-are worlds apart from our own. In this sexy and romantic play, an American businessman from Ohio looking to score a lucrative contract for his family's sign-making firm arrives in a bustling Chinese province. There are only three things standing in his way: He can't speak the language. He can't learn the customs. And he's falling in love with the one woman he absolutely can't have. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language, customs and manners -- and calls into questions even the most basic assumptions of human conduct.
CHINGLISH is performed in both English and Mandarin (with English subtitles). It makes its regional premiere with Black Lab Theatre and Asia Society Texas Center after critically acclaimed productions on Broadway and at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
The Asia Society of Texas
MAP - http://goo.gl/fnsmE
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
Thanks! John Dunn"