Archive for the ‘Collaboraction’ Category

04/30/2007

Don’t miss this –

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.

A play with an absolutely bravura performance by Jennifer Shin.* A story that has meaning. A complex, interwoven, smart script. Emotional pull. High energy. Fabulous live score with guitar and computers. Insight into youth.

This play by Rolin Jones was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

At base it might be about, “What will the Chinese girls that so many Americans adopt think when they get older?” I find that interesting to think about. But the intelligent script of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow covers a lot more ground than that. It’s about finding your self, reconnecting, ambition, identity, and love.

Jenny Chow will shake you up. I couldn’t talk afterwards.
When’s the last time a piece of art did that to you?

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A little later I’ll post a bit more on this year’s superb ArtChicago. If you haven’t gone yet, the fair ends this afternoon.Even the fashion show was fun and top quality last night . Photos to follow!

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*Her performance reminded me of the young John Leguizamo in Spic-o-rama