The Asia Society
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013
CHINGLISH, the most recent play by Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), 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.
This sexy and romantic play follows an American businessman from Ohio looking to score a lucrative contract for his family's sign-making firm 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.
Join us for an entertaining evening about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language—and ways of communicating—are worlds apart from our own.
CHINGLISH is directed by Troy Scheid and performed in both English and Mandarin (with English subtitles). Asia Society members $25; seniors/students with ID/groups of 10 or more $30; nonmembers $35