Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of
by David Henry Hwang
on the Main Stage at The Armory
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
Purchase tickets online with promo code SIGN
Interpreters: Krista Harmon and Carolyn Brockway
Sign Coach: James Rae
An American businessman heads to Asia to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm—but the deal isn’t the only thing getting lost in translation when he collides with a Communist minister, a bumbling consultant and a suspiciously sexy bureaucrat. Hilarity ensues in this new comedy by Hwang, award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly and Golden Child.
This play may be particularly interesting to the Deaf Community, because a main part of the story is about cultural and linguistic differences, the use of interpreters, and what can happen due to mistranslations. The translations may be between spoken English and spoken Chinese, but the process and challenges are very like what can happen with interpreting between spoken English and ASL.
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