Live – China Doll

This opportunity is recommended for high school students.

When

This performance is a one-time-only livestream:

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:00pm

About the Show

China Doll, a full-length comic tragedy written by award-winning playwright Elizabeth Wong, tells the story of a Chinatown girl who dreams about making it big in Hollywood. This sensual fantasia takes its inspiration from America’s first real life Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong. In this excerpt from the play, performed by Monica Ho, Anna May is an established movie star of numerous films. Hoping for what might be a career-defining role, she excitedly meets with movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, sure he’ll offer her the role of a lifetime. He makes an offer, but it’s not what she expected.

Just like theater, this is a live event and will be streamed on their Facebook page. This event is free and open to the public, and to get a better sense of the event, please reserve your tickets and let them know you’ll be there.

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Themes

  • Anna May Wong was a trailblazing actress who was often ignored and undervalued due to the prejudices of her time. Do you believe she would have been embraced more by Hollywood today? Why or why not?
  • Wong never stopped pursuing her goals despite frequent hardships. What do you imagine motivated her to keep going? What motivates you to keep working towards your own goals?

Contains mature themes and language. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. 

This opportunity is offered courtesy of our Project Success theater partner, Theater MU.

Videos

A brief overview of Anna May Wong’s life and the challenges she faced in Hollywood