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Chang And Eng And Me (and Me)

Playing until 30 Apr 2021

Online

Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a show about diaspora, assimilation, and siblinghood; about what happens when you don't know how to read yourself; and about reaching across history in search of a reflection.
Chang And Eng And Me and Me  - Online

Image courtesy New Earth Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


A short performance for puppets in 3 acts created by by Tobi Poster-Su.


Tobi has spent most of his life with a weird, romanticised and probably quite orientalist image of the deaths of Chang and Eng Bunker - the original Siamese twins - in the back of his mind.


He isn't sure why.


Recently he discovered that like him, they were of mixed Chinese heritage, and perhaps the first such performers to make it big in the West.


In doing so they carved out an uneasy space in the rotten heart of the American dream


Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a show about diaspora, assimilation, and siblinghood; about what happens when you don't know how to read yourself; and about reaching across history in search of a reflection.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


There will be a post-show discussion on 16 February.

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 February 2021

Closes:Friday 30 April 2021

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Running time: To be confirmed

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Creatives


Author: Created by Tobi Poster-Su
Director: Tanuja Amarasuriya (additional direction)
Designer: James Chen-Wishart (design and paintings)
Sound: Nicola Chang
Movement: Lizzie Wiggs
Production: Commissioned by New Earth Theatre and Chinese Arts Now as part of CAN Festival 2021

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