Reading Two: A Solo Show and A Full Length Play
May 21, 2018
1700 N Halsted Street
7 – 9 PM
- “Breaking Rules, Broken Hearts: Loving across Borders”
A solo show by Ada Cheng, directed by Jonald Jude Reyes
This solo show tackles issues about gender, culture, and feminism. It asks the question of how one learns about womanhood, love, and abuse in different cultural contexts. This is a story about domestic violence and its effect on mother-daughter relationship through the lens of a child as well as an adult.
Creator and Performer
JONALD JUDE REYES
- “The Fixer”
by Susan H. Pak, directed by Helen Young
A bitter, despondent, Asian American expat is thrilled when her best friend, a beautiful and brilliant attorney, joins her in the sparkling city of Dubai. The two enjoy a luxurious and decadent existence at their dream jobs, until one of them is unceremoniously fired. Can the two keep their friendship intact, as they attempt to navigate the shark infested waters of overseas office politics? The Fixer hilariously examines the ways in which lifelong best friends confront issues of allyship, intersectional feminism, and American exceptionalism, as they attempt to protect themselves and each other from an increasingly hostile and intolerant world.
Susan H. Pak
Susan H. Pak is a Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright and Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. She received an MFA in writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University; she received both a BA in English and a JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her plays have been produced in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and include: Marabar at Chicago Dramatists, Ghost Girl at the Workshop Theater, T.A.B. at New York’s Downtown Urban Theater Festival, and the Manhattan Repertory Theater Festival; Haters at New York’s Midtown International Theater Festival; Baby Shower at New York’s Network One Act Festival; Incredible Invisible at Chicago’s Bailiwick Director’s Fest; Ladies’ Man at Chicago Dramatists; and The Writers at Theater Unleashed in Los Angeles. Her full-length play Boys enjoyed a 12-week run at the Tinfish Theater in Chicago.
Helen Joo Lee
Gloria Imseih Petrelli