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A Deal

A young Chinese actress brands herself an orphan and victim of state oppression in order to land a lead role on Broadway.

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A Deal

Date: 15 Jul 2019

Zhu Yi’s black comic A Deal tells the story of a young actress from China who brands herself an orphan and victim of state oppression in order to land a lead role on Broadway.

Meanwhile her parents smuggle a million dollars in cash from Shanghai to buy her an apartment in Manhattan. 

Developed as part of the Ibsen International project for the development of new writing, A Deal confronts the clash between the values of Chinese parents and their new world offspring.

Directed by Chinese-born director Shiya Lu for her fledgling Flying House Assembly theatre company (with support from the University of Sydney), this production stars Abigail Coffey, Paul Chambers, Edric Hong, Suzanne James, Simon Lee, Katherine Nheu, Sally Williams, Susan Young and Shi-Kai Zhang.

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