Single Asian Female

Date(s) - 16 Nov 2022
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

Open Captioned Performances: Wednesday, 16 November 2022 at 11am and 6.30pm

Inside the Golden Phoenix, a humble Chinese restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, two generations of Wong women stand at a crossroads. Mei is a teenager grappling with her identity and getting ready for her school formal; older sister Zoe is eternally single and having a quarter-life crisis after some seriously terrible dates. At the centre of it all is Pearl, the whip-smart, brutally honest matriarch of the family. But Pearl is harbouring a secret that could change their lives forever.

A smash hit across the country, Michelle Law’s (Homecoming Queens, Rosehaven) riotous family comedy bursts onto the Adelaide stage in this new production starring Juanita Navas-Nguyen (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Eureka Day) under the direction of Nescha Jelk (Euphoria, Jasper Jones). Brilliantly funny and incisive, Single Asian Female is a heartwarming story about love, family and karaoke from one of Australia’s most exciting writers.

This brilliant, thigh-slappingly hilarious yet surprisingly affecting play was a COVID casualty in our 2020 season so I’m delighted that it’s back. This time around, the production will be in the hands of some of our greatest local theatre artists. Nescha Jelk’s wry and wonderful production of Euphoria in 2021 was a huge hit with our audiences and I know she’ll work similar magic here, especially with Juanita in one of the key roles. A great family comedy (with spice and sizzle) to round out the year. Mitchell

Content: Coarse language, adult themes, sexual content, burning of incense sticks, haze and strobes
Age Guide: 14+
Run Time: 2 hours and 30 mins (including an interval)

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