pan asian repertory theatre presents ching chong chinaman

Almost totally missed this... The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in New York presents Ching Chong Chinaman, a comedy by Lauren Yee ("a laugh riot that's as Chinese American as apple pie") running now through April 11 at the West End Theatre. Here's some more info:

A new comedy by Lauren Yee
Directed by May Adrales

Limited run!
March 19 - April 11, 2010
At the West End Theatre
263 W 86th Street

Part of Pan Asian Rep's NEWWORKS 2010,
March 4 - April 11, 2010

Tickets $45 - Seniors $35 - Students $20

Purchase Tickets, or call 212-352-3101

Click here for a video clip of audience testimonials, reviews and other press on Ching Chong Chinaman!

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!

Opening Night $75, with post-show party:
Wed March 24, 2010 at 7:30

School matinees $12, with study guide and post-show discussion
March 23, 24 and April 8 at 11:00am

For group tickets, Opening Night or school matinees, call the Pan Asian Rep office: 212-868-4030
The show's been running for a couple of weeks, but I only recently learned about it. Hopefully if you're in the area, and want to see some Asian American theater, you can check out the show during the final days of its run. For more information about Ching Chong Chinaman, visit the Pan Asian Repertory website here. And here's a Wall Street Journal piece on playwright Lauren Yee: Ching Chong Chinaman" Playwright Explains Controversial Title.

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