*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link above beginning Thursday, January 10, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 5:15 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 6 p.m. and return to campus at 11:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.
Named by TIME as Best New American Play of 2011, David Henry Hwang’s Broadway hit Chinglish comes to Southern California. Daniel is an American businessman whose sign company is in trouble. But he has a great idea: score a fat contract in China, where signs for English-speaking tourists are mangled by hilarious mistranslations. Unfortunately, he forgets the most important rule: always bring your own translator because business deals involve much more than wining and dining. When Daniel falls in love with a beautiful bureaucrat, even feelings take on different meanings. The repartee is fast and funny in this acclaimed comedy that embraces both sides of the cultural divide.
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