For Immediate Release
October 14, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

Contacts: Kat Carrido
(213) 625-7000 x12
kcarrido@eastwestplayers.org

Due to Popular Demand, East West Players
Re-Opens “Chinglish” by Tony Award-winning Playwright
David Henry Hwang for Limited 2-week Run starting December 3

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, re-opens the critically-acclaimed and tremendously popular production Chinglish by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and directed by Jeff Liu, for a limited run the first two weeks of December, starting Thursday, December 3 through Sunday December 13.

“The massive success and critical acclaim of EWP’s production of Chinglish really pushed the decision to meet demand and re-open,” says Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director. “Ground breaking theater, presented in English and Mandarin (with English subtitles) has struck a chord with Los Angeles. Everyone has been in a situation, and I’m sure a funny one at that, in trying to communicate with someone who speaks another language. We welcome newcomers and repeat patrons alike to enjoy this wonderful laugh out loud comedy.”

Chinglish is a comedy about an American businessman who is desperately looking to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm travels to China only to learn how much he doesn’t understand: his translators are unreliable, his consultant may be a fraud, and he is captivated by Xi, the beautiful, seemingly supportive government official who talks the talk – but what is she saying, anyway?

The original cast will return for this run, featuring Kara Wang (Chen Kaige’s Caught in the Web and Daniel Hsia’s Shanghai Calling) as Xi Yan, Matthew Jaeger as Daniel Cavanaugh, Jeff Locker as Peter Timms, Ben Wang as Cai Guolang, Ewan Chung as Bing and Judge Xu Geming, Joy Yao as Zhao.

The design team includes: set design by Hana Sooyeon Kim, lighting design by Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz, costume design by Yuheng Dai, sound design by Dennis Yen, and props by Michael O’Hara. Stage manager is Sylvia Trinh.

Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players.

All performances will be staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The performance schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, December 3 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, December 4 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 9 at 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 10 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, December 11 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

*Note: there is no performance on Saturday December 12.

Regular tickets range from $28-$38. Student, Senior and Group discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 213.625.7000. Dates, prices and details are subject to change.