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Running Time 140 mins

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Sassy, fierce and very funny – an incisive new comedy from award winning writer Michelle Law.

Step into the after-hours of a suburban Chinese restaurant and meet a family of whip smart women who are definitely talking about you in their native tongue.

At the Golden Phoenix, a restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, the last customers have left for the night, and Pearl can unwind. She’s the quintessential matriarch – balancing family, business, and her love of karaoke. Enter her daughters: Zoe, in the throes of online dating, making big life decisions. And Mei, a teenager, grappling with her identity in modern Australia. Of course they see the world differently to their mother. Pearl is the classic (hilarious) onslaught of embarrassing observations, constantly questioning her Westernised children. Tonight she reveals a secret that threatens to tear their family apart.

Skewering race and gender in contemporary Australia, Michelle Law’s (Homecoming Queens, Bloomers) debut play is presented as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, following a sold out season in Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre.

 


热辣、尖锐又爆笑——由获奖作家Michelle Law带来的犀利喜剧新作

打烊之后,你走进了这家郊区的中餐馆,邂逅了一群聪慧又有趣的女性,来听听她们的故事,一定会引起你的共鸣。

在阳光海岸的金凤凰餐厅,当最后一批顾客离开之后,老板娘珍珠终于可以放松一下。珍珠是典型的女强人——在家庭、事业和她热爱的卡拉OK中寻找着平衡点。她的大女儿:佐伊,挣扎在现阶段的网恋中并且面临着要做出她人生中的重大决定。小女儿,梅,一位青春期少女,在现代澳大利亚社会中努力寻找自己的身份认同感。澳洲长大的女儿们与她们的华人母亲有着不尽不同的世界观。珍珠作为一位典型的被西方文化冲击的家长,不断地跟她的孩子们产生分歧。就在今晚,珍珠发现了一个有可能拆散她们家庭的重大秘密。

此剧在悉尼Belvoir剧院的演出场场售罄,并引起了当代澳洲社会关于种族和性别话题的激烈讨论。Michelle Law(曾著作《返校节女王》、《灯笼裤》)此次将携舞台剧《单身亚裔女》在墨尔本国际喜剧节首秀。

 


Post show Q&A – Saturday 13 April 2pm performance

Join the cast of Single Asian Female in a post show Q&A, hosted by award-winning writer, journalist and essayist, Alice Pung. Alice is one of Sydney Morning Herald's Young Novelists of the Year 2015, and the Artist in Residence at Janet Clarke Hall, the University of Melbourne.

 

Single Asian Female was commissioned by and premiered at La Boite Theatre Company in Brisbane 2017. This work was developed with the assistance of the Lotus Playwriting Project, an initiative of Playwriting Australia and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (formerly Performance 4a). The premiere season was supported by Philip Bacon Galleries.

Cast

Katie
Emily Burton
Zoe (Melbourne season)
Jing Xuan Chan
Paul
Patrick Jhanur
Lana
Tatum Mottin
Mei
Courtney Stewart
Pearl
Hsiao-Ling Tang

Creatives

Writer
Michelle Law
Director
Claire Christian
Set / Costume Designer
Moe Assaad
Lighting Designer
Keith Clark
Composer / Sound Designer
Wil Hughes
Choreographer
Courtney Stewart
Fight Choreographer
NJ Price
Stage Manager
Peter Sutherland
Assistant Stage Manager
Peter Rhoades

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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