San Francisco Playhouse presents the comedy "Chinglish" by Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang ("M. Butterfly," "Yellow Face," "Soft Power"). In this fast-paced modern comedy, culture and customs collide as a naïve American sign manufacturer travels to China in search of a lucrative contract. As he discovers the complexities of the venture, he learns that some things aren’t so easily translated. "Chinglish" has been hailed as “One of the funniest plays in memory” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “A lethal comedy about business, sex and the failure to communicate that bristles with intelligence” (Bloomberg). In-demand Bay Area director Jeffrey Lo helms the Playhouse production.
What did our critic think of CHINGLISH at SF Playhouse? SF Playhouse is all in with their take on Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang's Chinglish: stylish set and lighting, excellent direction, and a strong ensemble cast. While there's plenty of comic moments in Hwang's sardonic commentary on language barriers and the effects of those miscommunications, there's also thoughtful observations on fidelity, corporate and judicial corruption, and even nationalism.
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San Francisco Playhouse will present the comedy Chinglish by Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang.
San Francisco Playhouse will present Chinglish by Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face, Soft Power).
San Francisco Playhouse announced today the six plays that will comprise its 2022/23 Season. This marks the company’s 20th season since its founding in 2003 and celebrates the company’s commitment to producing bold, challenging, and uplifting plays and musicals for the Bay Area community. The season will begin in September 2022.
San Francisco Playhouse is at 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco Playhouse presents "Clue" (3/9/23-4/22/23)
Cashed Out (1/26/23-2/25/23)
As You Like It (11/17/22-1/14/23)
'Follies' by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim (6/30/22-9/10/22)
'The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin' by Jessica Huang (5/4/22-6/18/22)
Water by the Spoonful (5/3/22-6/18/22)
'Water by the Spoonful' by Quiara Alegría Hudes (3/16/22-4/23/22)
Located in the heart of the Union Square Theater District, San Francisco Playhouse is the city’s Off-Broadway company, an intimate alternative to the larger more traditional Union Square theater fare. San Francisco Playhouse provides audiences the opportunity to experience professional theater with top-notch actors and world-class design in a setting where they are close to the action. San Francisco Playhouse is committed to providing a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers, and theater lovers converge to create works that celebrate the human spirit.
Summer Stage Reading Series 1: New Plays Each Performance!
Valley Players (6/9 - 6/10)
The Full Monty
Transcendence Theatre Company (7/28 - 8/20)
The Taming of the Shrew
Santa Cruz Shakespeare (7/9 - 8/26)
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (6/7 - 7/2)
San Francisco Playhouse (5/4 - 6/10)
Much Ado About Nothing
New Canon Theatre Co. (6/8 - 6/24)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Oakland Theater Project (5/26 - 6/18)
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