Black Lab Theatre's 2012-2013 season will feature the Broadway hit "CHINGLISH," by Tony Award® winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly). The famous comedy about the challenges of Americans doing business in China will be presented by Black Lab Theatre in collaboration with Asia Society Texas Center. CHINGLISH will open May 9, 2013 and run through May 26, 2013 in the Asia Society Texas Center's beautiful Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater. A public presentation by Mr. Hwang is also planned.
"We are very excited to be able to bring this witty play to Houston, and to collaborate with Black Lab Theatre," says Martha Blackwelder, Executive Director of Asia Society Texas Center.
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, a Midwestern American businessman looking to score a lucrative contact 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 cannot have. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language, customs and manners, calling into question 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 in collaboration with Asia Society Texas Center following critically acclaimed productions on Broadway and at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
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