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Eating Chicken Feet
Eating Chicken Feet
By Kitty Chen.

Cast: 3m., 4w. "Ms. Chen's dramatic imagination is obviously unusual. More important, it is always unpredictable," writes the New York Times of this dark comedy about divorce, abandonment, suicidal impulse, and the abasement of Chinese women. Blending the absurd and playful with the dark and painful, Chen examines the effects of divorce on a Chinese-American family, particularly Betty Sung, who, in trying to reunite her parents, falls into a coma. The play is a journey through her mind, as it springs up out of the hospital bed to observe, comment on, and direct the actions of her family—in hilarious pursuit of a perfect family happiness. Her fantasies eventually go amok, and Betty is forced to wake up and begin to look at reality. "[Chen's] vision is so steady, balanced and good-humored that she makes one laugh at the absurdity, without for a moment doubting the gravity of her message." (New York Times) Unit set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  E32
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  54
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  70 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 0871294699
Biographies
Kitty Chen is an autodidact and the author of four full-lenth plays, two one-act plays and four children's stories. She is a 1992-93 NEA Fellow in Playwriting and has received fellowships from the NY Foundation for the Arts, Edward Albee Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center. Her play Eating Chicken Feet had a first public reading at East-West Players in Los ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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