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October 21
5:56 PM 2011

CHINGLISH is a new comedy about an American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for his family's sign-making firm. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language, customs and manners - and calls into questions even the most basic assumptions of human conduct.

"The U.S. and China are at a critical moment in history-each nation is deeply interested in, but knows very little about, the other," said playwright David Henry Hwang. "CHINGLISH was born from the many visits I've made to China over the past five or six years to witness the exciting changes there. During one visit, I toured a new arts center where everything was first-rate-except for the ridiculously translatEd English signs. It was at that moment that I thought of writing this play."

CHINGLISH will play at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) making its Broadway premiere following its world premiere production at Goodman Theatre in Chicago this summer. The show began performances on October 11.

Get a glimpse at CHINGLISH below! 

Photo Credit: Michael McCabe

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