Family Devotions

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Family Devotions
Written by David Henry Hwang
Characters Robert
Ama
Hannah
Chester
Wilbur
PoPo
Joanne
Jenny
DiGou
Date premiered October 18, 1981
Place premiered Joseph Papp Public Theater
New York City
Original language English
Subject East/West cultural stereotypes; Religion; Family
Genre Drama
Setting Los Angeles; early eighties

Family Devotions is a 1981 play by American playwright David Henry Hwang.[1] Hwang's third play, it depicts the clash of West and East within three generations of an Americanized Chinese family living in a Los Angeles suburb. The play premiered on October 18, 1981 Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater.[2] It was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, with Michael Paul Chan, Jodi Long, Lauren Tom, and Victor Wong. The play was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

It is published as part of Trying to Find Chinatown: The Selected Plays by Theatre Communications Group.[3] and also in an acting edition published by Dramatists Play Service.

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