On Friday, February 1, playwright David Henry Hwang joined in the applause as cast members of Chinglish—his hilarious play that embraces both sides of the cultural divide—took their well-deserved bows.
Then it was time to stroll across the street for the Cast Party, co-sponsored by the Center Club, where the cheers went up again, not just for the playwright and cast, but for members of the production team who fit the elaborate Broadway set onto SCR’s stage and made it all work.
As First Nighters partied in the newly-renovated Encore Lounge to the music of Chinese Hip Hop, they sipped signature “Year of the Snake” martinis and sampled hors d’oeuvres that included sweet and spicy chicken with Asian slaw—served with chop sticks in Chinese mini-boxes.
The evening ended as it began, with praise for all concerned, which was led by the Honorary Producers and echoed by the press in the days that followed. Here are some choice adjectives :
EXCEEDINGLY CLEVER, CULTURALLY ENLIGHTENING AND HILARIOUS
--Honorary Producers Yvonne and Damien Jordan
FUNNY, WITTY, INCREDIBLE SETS
--Honorary Producers Betty and S.L. Huang
DAZZLING, INTIMATE, BRUTALLY FUNNY
TIPTOP…GLEAMS WITH WITTY INTELLIGENCE
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