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Ended 29 Jan 2012 after 3 months

The truth is lost - or concealed - in Chinglish, a new comedy by Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly).

Closed 29 Jan 2012

Playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) explores the cultural barriers between America and China - especially linguistic ones - in this timely new comedy.

Daniel, a Midwestern American businessman who's desperately looking to score a lucrative contact for his family's sign-making firm, travels to the provincial capital of Guiyang, only to learn how much he doesn't understand: his translators are unreliable, his Australian-born consultant, Peter, may be a fraud and he is captivated by Xu Yan, the beautiful, seemingly supportive government official who talks the talk - but what is she saying, anyway?

Additional Information


Opening night: 11 October 2011

Closing night: 29 January 2012

Run time

Two hours, which includes a 15 minute intermission.

Show times


And before you stop reading

Time Change:
Tuesday, October 11 @7pm; Wednesday, October 12 @8pm; Thursday, October 13 @8pm; Sunday, October 16 @2pm; Tuesday, October 18 @8pm; Wednesday, October 19 @8pm; Thursday, October 20 @8pm; Tuesday, October 25 @8pm; Wednesday, October 26 @8pm; Sunday, January 1 @2pm


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