PRESS - CHINGLISH


CHINGLISH
by David Henry Hwang
directed by Leigh Silverman
January 25 - February 24, 2013

Julianne Argyros Stage

Daniel’s sign-making company is in trouble, but he has a great idea: score a fat contract in China, where signs for English-speaking tourists are mangled by hilarious mis-translations.   But he forgets the first rule: always bring your own translator because business deals involve much more than wining and dining.  And when Daniel falls in love with a beautiful bureaucrat, even feelings take on different meanings.  The repartee is fast and funny, and the timing is spot-on in this East-West comedy that embraces both sides of the cultural divide.

Photos

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Alex Moggridge and Michelle Krusiec in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglishby David Henry Hwang. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

  
Michelle Krusiec and Alex Moggridge in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglishby David Henry Hwang. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   

Alex Moggridge and Michelle Krusiec in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglishby David Henry Hwang. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

  
Brian Nishii, Raymond Ma and Austin Ku in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglishby David Henry Hwang. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   

Alex Moggridge in South Coast Repertory’s production of Chinglish, a new comedy from David Henry Hwang. Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com.

  
Austin Ku, Celeste Den, Vivian Chiu, Alex Moggridge and Michelle Krusiec in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglish by David Henry Hwang. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   

Brian Nishii, Michelle Krusiec, Alex Moggridge, Celeste Den and Raymond Ma in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglish by David Henry Hwang. Photo by Ben Horak/SCR.

  
Michelle Krusiec and Raymond Ma in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglish by David Henry Hwang. Photo by Ben Horak/SCR.

       
Michelle Krusiec (left) and Alex Moggridge (right) in South Coast Repertory’s production of Chinglish, a new comedy from David Henry Hwang. Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com.
  
Alex Moggridge and Raymond Ma in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglishby David Henry Hwang. Photo by Ben Horak/SCR.
  
Alex Moggridge and Michelle Krusiec in South Coast Repertory's 2012 production of Chinglish by David Henry Hwang. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

Playwright David Henry Hwang.  Photo by Craig Schwartz. 

       
Chinglish logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.
  
Chinglish logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.
  
Chinglish logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.