Ching Chong Chinaman
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Peter J. Kuo

Los Angeles Premiere
November 3-20, 2011
Extended to November 27
The Actors Company

Turning every cliché about Asian American identity on its head, Ching Chong Chinaman introduces us to the all-American Wong family: Ed the patriarch loves to golf and mom Grace wants another child; Desdemona obsesses over early admission into Princeton while her brother Upton is focused on World of Warcraft superstardom.  To ease the burden of homework and free up more time for training, Upton acquires an indentured servant from China.  Life in the Wong household is turned upside down with the arrival of Jinqiang (“Ching Chong”)… who harbors his own American dreams!

Featuring Julia Cho, Elizabeth Ho, Steve Hu, Ken Narasaki, Helen H. Ota and Scott Keiji Takeda with understudies Sue Chan, Quincy Surasmith, Wanru Tseng and Kurt Yamamoto.

Set Designer Chika Shimizu
Costume Designer Rachel Stivers
Lighting Designer José López
Sound Designer Dennis Yen
Property Master Ken Takemoto
Choreographer Rodney To
Stage Manager Amelia Worfolk

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