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FYI - Theatre Event: "Chinglish"­ at the Asia Society

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)


From John

"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 only allows the posting of events up to two-weeks long. Get tickets early to ensure that you get a seat!

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
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

Thanks! John Dunn"

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  • Gene

    We saw it early on. It was great. The cultural dynamics and differences were well portrayed. Not suitable for children. John handles tbe transition between cultures exceptionally well. Women are all gorgeous and the men are well cast. It is worth the price for tickets in that venue.

    May 25, 2013

  • Pauline

    I just watched last Sunday, and it's great show. John's performance and his chinese is great. You all will have good time, and enjoy with lots of laughing.

    We bought group ticket $30; individual $35. There is no assigned seat number, but even though you seat in last row, still can see it.

    May 20, 2013

  • Richard

    Again, use this section (or personal emails through meet up) to arrange an alternate date that might suit everyone better. I just put up the sunday afternoon show as a reference since it's the last showing. Have fun!

    May 20, 2013

  • Katie K

    I've heard good things about this show - excited to see it!

    May 20, 2013

  • lina h.

    Wow. I'm very interested to come. Ill try to arrange my time to come.
    How much is the ticket?

    May 18, 2013

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