MOCATheater: Citizen Wong Staged Reading

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

 

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Join us for a special staged reading of Citizen Wong, a new play by Richard Chang. Inspired by Wong Chin Foo, the late 19th-century celebrity speaker-writer known as the first Chinese American. His affair with a rich suffragette whose father runs for president captures the essence of an era when racists supported an “anti-Chinese wall” and passed the Chinese Exclusion Act that Wong fought tirelessly against.

 

The evening will feature a full cast staged reading of the play with short intermission. Wine and light refreshments will be provided.

 

Richard Chang blends genres based on solid research to tell neglected stories, reflecting his background as a journalist and performer in Asian and Western theater, dance and opera; puppetry and improv comedy. His solo comedy Goy Vey! Adventures of a Dim Sun in Search of his Wanton Father debuted at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. At the Leeds (UK) International Jewish Performing Arts Festival, the Leeds Jewish Telegraph declared Goy Vey! as the "Greatest Show in Festival's History". Other works include Ah Chew! Drama of a Diva Mama, and News to a Muse: A Farcedy of Terrors. Chang co-wrote and co-directed Chinese Theatre Works' (CTW) Climbing the Gold Mountain at Abron Arts Center.

 

For more info on Citizen Wong please go to citizenwong.com