Pontine Theatre Presents GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY, 11/2-4
This is the same performer who set up a mock online service for Asian mail-order brides, and there's not a word from her lips that doesn't contain a twist of mockery. Her description of the virtues of bus riding makes you want to run for your life from any bus stop.
She's a very funny lone warrior, losing a war of her own making but winning battles of conscience, plucking small victories where she can — such as the money saved by not owning a car, which helps produce shows like this. Her performance is a smart, brazen and raunchy parody of political correctness.
Mother Earth's voice-over is that of a gruff New Yorker. Wong aims to please Mother. And Mother turns out to be quite supportive of Wong's efforts, even when they're patently ludicrous. That's what Mother is for. Wong loves and respects Mother, and is trying to do her bidding. It's just so difficult so much of the time. Mother says that's OK, just keep trying. Her life and ours depend on it.