Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang spoke about Asian Americans and the creative process at the Wheelock Family Theater on Dec. 8. The “Onstage with David Henry Hwang” event was hosted by ATASK, a provider of services for Asian families affected by domestic violence. The event was emceed by WGBH reporter Jared Bowen.
Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang of “M. Butterfly” brought his bilingual, culture-clashing comedy “Chinglish” to the Lyric Stage Company on Dec. 2.
Named one of Time Magazine’s ten best plays of 2011, Chinglish follows an American businessman as he heads to a bustling Chinese province looking to cash in on the area’s growth potential. He engages an English consultant to navigate the linguistic and cultural clash his venture unwittingly sparks, and gets much more than he negotiated for. A hilarious comedy of mistranslation and manners by Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang, author of M Butterfly.