July 24–26, 2009
Written by Lauren Yee
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani
Featuring: Danny Bernardo, Gordon Chow, Christine Lin, Nick Shoda, Kimberlee Soo, and Tiffany Villarin
The ultra-assimilated Wong family is as Chinese American as apple pie: teenager Upton dreams of World of Warcraft superstardom; his sister Desi dreams of early admission to Princeton. Unfortunately, Upton's chores and homework get in the way of his 24/7 videogaming, and Desi's math grades don't fit the Asian American stereotype. Then Upton comes up with a novel solution for both problems: he acquires a Chinese indentured servant, who harbors an American dream of his own.
Performed as part of Chinese Cultural Week in Chicago: From the Great Wall to the Great Lakes
Performed in Storefront Theatre, Gallery 37