Second Stage Theatre presents this world premiere drama about three women from different generations who find their identities in question. More…
Alex is a 15-year-old Asian-American girl going to extremes to get her own mother to notice her. She’s a dream child—except to her parents who wish she were a boy. Luckily, she finds a sympathetic ear in Kate, her irreverent guidance counselor who knows all too well what it’s like to walk in Alex’s shoes. Who makes the identity rules and what happens when you break them?
See it if you want to see a new play tackling a very interesting subject that maybe needed a little bit more development to really hit home.
Don't see it if you'd feel cheated if you were fully engrossed in the plot as it unfurled, but when it ended you didn't know what it was trying to say.
See it if Nice look into aspects of the Chinese community adapting to the U.S.. Thought provoking re: various views re cultures. Makes one think...
Don't see it if Avoid front row re. views of the great stage set. The site is always cold. Bring a sweater
See it if you enjoy family dramas that deal with contemporary issues in a funny, entertaining way, share a commitment to Asian-American theatre
Don't see it if you can't relate to the Asian-American subculture or super-Tiger moms, don't like family stories
See it if You want to see a fascinating play about the special circumstances of Asian American families caused by their strict societal customs.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the special problems of Asian Americans. You are wanting to see a comedy. Physical violence is part of this drama.
See it if you are interested in the concept of three generations of Asian-American women, who are not necessarily related.
Don't see it if you do not like unbalanced plays: the first act is excellent; the second act tends to sag.
See it if you like stories about race and family, and aren't easily offended by racial stereotypes. The actors did the best they could with cliched
Don't see it if material, and a director who seemed to want her fingerprints all over every aspect of the show.
See it if The female characters rule the day. See it for insights into stereotypical Chinese culture, racism, sexism, family turmoil & growing pains.
Don't see it if Some good insights, but overacted by one central character. The 1st act is more interesting and cohesive than the 2nd .
See it if you like good sets and good writing.Acting was weak; 4 of the 6 just didn't get beyond 1 dimensional portrayal. That means poor directing.
Don't see it if you want good acting & performances that are multidimensional and show nuanced characters.Everyone was shown on 1level.I blame the director
See it if Nice little show. Pleasant. Hits unexpected notes. Kept me engaged all the way through.
Don't see it if The flashbacks can be confusing. Michelle Kim needs a bit more seasoning before she can carry a lead. A subtle anti-abortion message.
See it if you are interested in asian cultural and family issues, or if you enjoy examining different cultural and racial points of view.
Don't see it if you do not like stories of disfunctional families and relationships or if you are not interested in varied points of view.
See it if You want to see the world from a different cultural perspective. Three women examining possibilities and one's view of them.
Don't see it if You have no interest in domestic drama of any culture. You dont like a fresh approach to predictable drama
See it if you enjoy timely plays about race, assimilation and generalizations combined with familial expectations
Don't see it if you don't like slightly challenging and thought provoking pieces
See it if you enjoy a show developed around Chinese-American culture & the problems that develop, and inter-racial relationship problems
Don't see it if you aren't interested is shows dealing with family problems, interracial problems, or are offended by some profanity
See it if you'd like a lively look at three women of different generations navigating worlds, coping and understanding
Don't see it if stereotypes made fun of re serious issues is no laughing matter for you
See it if you want to be entertained w/ a fine young cast w/ excellent social infused material & solid staging for small space; millenials would enjoy
Don't see it if you dont like perceived asian stereotypes, bi racial relationships or sexual and parential conflict themes
See it if You want to see a play with some problems in content overridden by the thinking it forces of the audience.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a production dealing with stereotypes
See it if you believe all negative stereotypes & cliches about Asian immigrants/Asian Americans. You want predictable, uni-dimensional characters.
Don't see it if you want to see real characters of any depth or real humanity. The cast do try, but the writing & directing give them zero to work with.
See it if a story about Asians in a contemporary setting. A funny but refreshing story about the life of 3 Chinese women living in America.
Don't see it if cliches of Chinese American life (though while may be true, feels a bit pilled on together in this overly packed story).
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