China has changed dramatically in the 23 years since David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly first hit Broadway. If the East retains a reputation for mystery, today that may well stem from its astonishing economic growth as much as its cultural allure.
Updated at: 2:45pm on 6/30/11 - Now with Jonathan Abarbanel!Kelly KleimanStart the weekend right by listening to the Dueling Critics as Jonathan and I debate David Henry Hwang's Chinglish, the latest missile being guided from the Goodman to Broadway.
Despite the politics of strategic partnership, the U.S. and China sometimes seem to inhabit two different planets. In the new comedy Chinglish, Tony-Award-winning Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang shares a story of absurd cultural misunderstanding between these nations.