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A hilarious take on the challenges led by a cultural shock, Chinglish is a brand new play by the Pultizer Prize finalist and Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang. It is a comedy based on the cultural oddities and language barriers that differentiate Chinese and American cultures. With a different and interesting storyline, it has earned fame in a very short span of time by merely positive word of mouth. After sold out shows in the Goodman Theatre- Chicago, the show is coming to Broadway now!
Chinglish is a play with a story that centers on personal experiences of David Henry Hwang in China. Being a successful playwright, he conveniently gave his experience a shape of a comic play that has already started getting appreciation. The play begins by showcasing an American, unhappily married man (Dan Cavanaugh) whose family business is on the brink of collapsing. His previous bank and business records show that he is not financially sound. Growing scandals and bad repute in the world of business and bad economic situation in US has made him even more frustrated. At this point, where his professional career is almost coming to an end, the idea of leaving the town seems as most lucrative. He arrives at a small city of China, Guiyang with a plan to start up his own venture. Here he finds this opportunity in a construction project to build a world class Arts Center. Cavanaugh signs the contract with the company to offer his services for the project. His ignorance for the language doesn't faze Chinese people. He through his work gives the impression that he is learning and making a lot of effort. This is where the humor in the play sets in majorly. The difficulty in comprehending the language and putting his thoughts in a way that is easily understandable by people, Dan Cavanaugh makes the audiences laugh out loud with his acts. While he is making efforts to get acquainted with the Chinese culture, he meets a savvy and attractive woman Xu- Yan. She is a bureaucrat and holds all the cards for major contracts in the city. The relationship between Xu- Yan and Cavanaugh add the features of romance, friendship and political intentions into the play.
Chinglish is not only a comic flick but also has the element of suspense in its story which glues the audience to their seats throughout the show.
As a matter of fact, mandarin Chinese language has approximately 80,000 characters having differing meanings and vocal tones of the speaker. Since Chinese and American idioms are hard to translate, Chinglish is rich in displaying the translations and super titles in a funny way.
The best thing about this play is perfect plotting of Huwang. The play reveals new paradoxes, ambiguities and subversions from time to time that make the play not only interesting but also exciting.
Chinglish is a fascinating and a witty take on another culture and what it takes to start a business in another country. Along with other things it majorly clears the importance of language in our lives. The play after a number of successful performances in Chicago is ready to dazzle the stage of the best theatre in your town!
Apart from the story, its outstanding cast is the added attraction for Chinglish. The complex script with half the artist speaking English and the others Chinese had to face issues while rehearsing for the play to perfection. It was with the help of credible translators that made it happen.
This play is one event that is a full package of drama, humor and thrill all combined as an ultimate entrainment experience. Chinglish tickets are already on sale! From their past performances it is learnt that the play has had sold out shows! So what are you waiting for? Go and get them as early as possible!
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