Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire

Submitted by Ada Cheng on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:37am
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:00pm to Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Professor/scholar-turned storyteller and performing artist Ada Cheng will bring her solo show, Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire, to The Public House Theatre in June.

This solo performance is designed with political urgency and aims for political impact. This show is a direct response to the current political climate and the Trump Presidency. In this solo, Ada Cheng uses "not quite" to explore and connect several major themes: the meanings of home(land), the institutionalization of the alien status, the fractured nature of Asian American identity, and the intersectionality of multiple identities. Ada Cheng intends this show to be an artistic intervention and an intellectual challenge to current politics and debates. The performance itself is 45 minutes, followed by Q & A, audience talk back, and discussions.

Ada Cheng debuted her solo show with SOLO Chicago Festival (Three Cats Productions) in January this year. Since then, she has performed her solo show at DePaul University, The Crowd Theater, The Revival Theater (Hyde Park), and Celtic Knot Public House (Evanston). She also performed one segment of her solo at Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival by American Blues Theater in early May. She will also be bringing her solo performance to National Storytelling Conference fringe show in late June, Capital Fringe Festival in July, as well as Minnesota Fringe Festival and Boulder International Fringe Festival in August.  

In addition, these four solo shows are also fundraisers for The Healing Corner, led by Arielle Maldonado and Krystal Robledo. Both have done anti- gun/crime violence work in different neighborhoods in Chicago. They have recently been featured on Fox News for their excellent work ( Half of the proceeds will go toward this nonprofit organization.

NOT QUITE will take place on four Thursdays in June (June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) at 8PM. The Public House Theatre is located at 3914 N. Clark Street. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Ticketing information:

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The Public House Theatre
3914 North Clark Street
Chicago  Illinois  60613
United States
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