Family Devotions

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Family Devotions
Written byDavid Henry Hwang
CharactersRobert
Ama
Hannah
Chester
Wilbur
PoPo
Joanne
Jenny
DiGou
Date premieredOctober 18, 1981
Place premieredJoseph Papp Public Theater
New York City
Original languageEnglish
SubjectEast/West cultural stereotypes; Religion; Family
GenreDrama
SettingLos 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 assimilated Chinese-American 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lortel.org/LLA_archive/index.cfm?search_by=show&title=Family%20Devotions
  2. ^ "Family Devotions". Public Theater. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Trying to Find Chinatown: The Selected Plays". TCG. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2010.