Theater review: CHINGLISH

November 7, 2011

My review of David Henry Hwang’s new Broadway comedy Chinglish has just been posted online at CultureVulture.net. Check it out and let me know what you think.


The very good cast includes Gary Wilmes (above right), a downtown actor I’ve admired in productions by Richard Foreman and Richard Maxwell, and a bunch of terrific Chinese-American actors new to me, most notably Jennifer Lim (above left).  As I say in the review, “Anyone who’s spent time clicking around the website Engrish.com will be well-prepared to enjoy David Henry Hwang’s new play…a culture-clash comedy about language, manners, business, politics, reputations, time, and romance. Some of it is predictable, but much of it is not. I left the theater entertained, thoughtful, and wondering ‘What kind of crazy play was that?’ which is a combo I like.”

You can read the whole review here.

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