Australian Premiere

DATE: 22 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TIME: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location : Chippen Street Theatre

‘★★★★★ A PRECIOUS PLAY, FULL OF CRITICAL SPIRITS’ - STAGE AND SCREEN REVIEWS (CHINA).

USU Bright Ideas and Flying House Assembly present A DEAL by Zhu Yi. A play about a young actress from China brands herself as an orphan and human rights victim to land a lead role on Broadway, meanwhile her parents smuggle one million dollars in cash from Shanghai to buy her an apartment in Manhattan. 

A DEAL is a dark comedy that deals with the issues faced by immigrants as they seek to find their place in a new country; it confronts the clash between the values of Chinese parents and their new world offspring.

Zhu Yi is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter, born and raised in Shanghai, China. She received the First Prize at 2015 World Sinophone Drama Competition, and Shanghai Drama Valley's 2015 Outstanding Playwright of the Year Award. She is a 2012-2013 Emerging Artist Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, a Youngblood alumni at Ensemble Studio Theatre, a member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and a member of the Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme.

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Winner of World Sinophone Drama Competition 2016.
Australian debut of China’s leading contemporary female playwright.