In Search of Chinese Identity: Love and Loneliness in 1940’s New York | China Institute

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by Jenna Ludwig on May 7th, 2018   18 views

When and Where

  • 07/05/2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Downtown Office
    40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor
    New York
    United States
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In Search of Chinese Identity: Love and Loneliness in 1940’s New York | China Institute

Event Details

Fault Line Theatre reads Chapters of a Floating Life by Playwright and 2017 Whiting Award Recipient Clarence Coo

In the cold city streets of World War II’s Manhattan, the lives of two Chinese couples become deeply intertwined despite the stark social divisions that previously kept them apart. Surrounded by violence and the constant chatter of politics, the refined and elegant uptown husband and wife and the hardworking pair of Chinatown restaurant owners escape from the unwelcoming reality of a country at war by retreating into Chinese art, poetry—and forbidden romance. Join China Institute and Fault Line Theatre for a script reading of Chapters of a Floating Life, the most recent work-in-process of award-winning playwright Clarence Coo, and meet the author, director, and actors at our reception after the reading.

For more information: https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/search-chinese-identity-love-loneliness-1940s-new-york/

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