Thursday 14 January from 7:30pm to 9pm Friday 15 January from 7:30pm to 9pm Saturday 16 January from 7:30pm to 9pm Sunday 17 January from 5pm to 6:30pm Wednesday 20 January from 7:30pm to 9pm Thursday 21 January from 7:30pm to 9pm Friday 22 January from 7:30pm to 9pm
Ching Chong Chinaman is a brash, outlandish exploration of identity, race, assimilation, and what it means to be a family.
Slanted Theatre is thrilled to be showcasing its debut production - Lauren Yee’s smash hit Ching Chong Chinaman.
Ching Chong Chinaman tells the story of The Wong family, a typical all-American family. Ed is gearing up for his company golf tournament. Grace is a typical housewife. Their daughter, Desdemona is applying to her dream college, Princeton. And Upton is working on his video game career but struggling to balance his homework and chores with training... and one day brings in a young Chinese man, Jinqiang or “Ching Chong,” which turns a seemingly perfect family on its head.
13 years after the original publication the play’s approach to prejudice, racism, acceptance, and the search for identity remain as relevant as ever. This is the first production for Slanted Theatre and features an all Asian cast and crew.
Preview 14 & 15 January
Season 16-17 & 20-23 January
“A wildly inventive, raucously funny ride. Though rooted in Asian American literary tradition, this play upends its conventions with inspired irreverence. You have not seen anything like this before. The fourth wave of Asian American playwriting has arrived!” – The New York Times
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, On Behalf of Samuel French, A Concord Theatricals Company
Presented by Slanted Theatre, a new theatre collective established to showcase Asian-Australian emerging artists, both onstage and backstage.
Slanted Theatre is working to seat 30 audience members in the theatre. This cap is below the approved capacity for the venue which usually seats 80.
Slanted Theatre strongly encourages the use of face masks whilst in the venue and during performances. The government has currently mandated the use of face masks in indoor venues, so we will be keeping in line with these guidelines.
Ticket(s) will be emailed in the form of a confirmation email from TryBooking. The theatre will be open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the performance to ensure there is time to allow for all to physical distance.
A member of staff will check your temperature upon entry to the venue.
There will be hand sanitiser available at the theatre provided by Slanted Theatre, and we encourage you to bring your own!
Everyone who visits Chippen Street Theatre is required by law to register for contact tracing at the door of the venue. We will have QR codes at the ready, so you can register with your phone.