Family Devotions

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Family Devotions
Written by David Henry Hwang
Characters Robert
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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  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.