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Silk Road Theatre project’s Yellow Face also extends through July 31

 

Chicago, IL – By popular demand, Goodman Theatre extends the world premiere of Chinglish, the sexy new comedy by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang, directed by OBIE Award winner Leigh Silverman. The “shrewd, timely and razor-sharp comedy” (Chicago Tribune) continues for seven additional performances, through July 31, with its cast of seven intact. The Broadway engagement of Chinglish is scheduled for Fall 2011 at a Shubert Theatre; cast to be announced soon. Silk Road Theatre Project’s hit Yellow Face, directed by Goodman Associate Producer Steve Scott, also continues through July 31. The “provocative, caustically funny and touching” (Chicago Sun Times) Chicago premiere of Hwang’s recent work is on stage now at The Historic Chicago Temple Building (77 W. Washington), produced in association with the Goodman. Tickets to Chinglish ($25 – 80) and Yellow Face ($34) can be purchased at GoodmanTheatre.org, at the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone: 312.443.3800. Artists, dates and ticket prices are subject to change.

Added performances of Chinglish at the Goodman include:

Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30pm

Thursday, July 28 at 7:30pm

Friday, July 29 at 8pm

Saturday, July 30 at 2pm and 8pm

Sunday, July 31 at 2pm and 8pm

In Chinglish, Daniel, a Midwestern American businessman who’s desperately looking to score a lucrative contact for his family’s sign-making firm, travels to the provincial capital of Guiyang, only to learn how much he doesn’t understand: his translators are unreliable, his Australian-born consultant may be a fraud, and he is captivated by Xu Yan, the beautiful, seemingly supportive government official who talks the talk— but what is she saying, anyway? Major Production Support for Chinglish is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Goodman Theatre Women’s Board is the Major Production Sponsor. Chinglish is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation’s New American Plays Award. Bank of America and PwC are the Corporate Sponsor Partners. Principal support of Artistic Development and Diversity Initiatives is provided by The Joyce Foundation. The Broadway production is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Roy Gottlieb, Barry & Carole Kaye and David and Barbara Stoller, in association with Goodman Theatre.

Yellow Face is a revealing backstage comedy and memoir which chronicles Hwang’s struggle to define racial identity in the mixed-up melting pot of contemporary America. Part fact, part fiction, Yellow Face explores the pitfalls and promise of the politically correct. Production support for Yellow Face is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and ComEd.

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