SMASH's Brian d'Arcy James (SHREK, NEXT TO NORMAL) and Jennifer Lim (CHINGLISH) recently participated in a staged reading of the Broadway play CHINGLISH at The Greene Space. This particular evening also featured a conversation with Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater in NYC and readings by David Henry Hwang and additional readers Francis Jue and BD Wong. In this video, James and Lim perform a hilarious excerpt from CHINGLISH.
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CHINGLISH is the new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication. It is the story of an American businessman desperate to launch a new enterprise in China. There are only three things standing in his way: He can't speak the language. He can't learn the customs. And he's falling in love with the one woman he absolutely can't have.
David Henry Hwang's plays often explore the Asian American experience in contemporary society. He is the author of the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, a finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Other plays include Golden Child, FOB, The Dance and the Railroad, Family Devotions and Pulitzer Prize-finalist, Yellow Face; his opera libretti include three works for composer Philip Glass. From 1994-2001, he served b appointment of President Clinton on the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Chinglish, which received its Broadway premiere in fall 2011, was named Best American Play of 2011 by Time magazine.