David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish
directed by Annie Lareau, who directed Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Show dates April 7 to April 30, 2016, Nevada Theatre
Takes place in Guiyang, China, present day
Chinglish is about an American businessman who is desperately looking to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm. He 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?