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Scenes from a Chinese Restaurant by Lucy Wang

Each of these plays is available independently.  Click on the title for more information!

ISBN #1-60513-118-0
JAC #2011-0023

Including the plays:

Scenes from a Chinese Restaurant

A comedy that illuminates how our relationship to food affects our relationship to each other.

Cast of Characters
Can be Cast with Two Men, Two Women, or One Man/One Woman


All the action and scenes take place in The Jade Palace, a Chinese Restaurant. A bell is pressed to mark the end/beginning of a new date/scene. Two water glasses on the table.


The Famished
A play about how two people are drawn to each other through their hunger, and how this hunger forces them to reach outside of themselves.

Cast of Characters
SUZANNE: Single mother
ELLIOT: Bachelor, urban professional

The present. A job interview at Elliotís office, or home.


The Sensuous Gourmet & the Sichuan Peppercorn
The Sensuous Gourmet teaches her date, Trevor, that if you know how to eat, you know how to make love.

Cast of Characters
SHERI: "The Sensuous Gourmet"
TREVOR: Sheri's handsome student

A romantic restaurant.

Scenes from a Chinese Restaurant by Lucy Wang


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Lucy Wang

About this Playwright
Lucy Wang Is an award-winning, published and produced writer, in spite of the odds, the pressure and the insanity. Wang began her illustrious career as a bond trader on Wall Street because her parents often threatened and screamed, "If we knew you were going to be a starving artist, we could have left you in China!" When Wang (nicknamed the "Hemingway of Memos") lost her job because the Mayor of New York lost his, Wang decided it was finally time to pursue her deepest passion. Everyone thought she was crazy to "waste" her University of Chicago MBA. Luckily, her biting first play JUNK BONDS won an award from the Kennedy Center and a new nickname, "the female David Mamet." She has been writing steadily ever since, surprising audiences with her diverse array of voices and life experiences and collecting as many awards, accolades and new nicknames along the way. Wang's other awards include a grant from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, James Thurber Fellowship, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellow, Best New Play from the Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation, etc. Wang was also awarded a James Irvine Foundation Honorary Fellowship in 2007 for her work done during her second artistic residency at Djerassi.  Wang's plays have been produced all over and her voices span the gamut, from A to Z. In addition to plays, Wang has written screenplays, short stories, news articles, essays, and humorous creative nonfiction.  Visit Lucy's Author Page on Amazon.com!

In the News

Have you heard about Wang's Bird's Nest Soup, Big Red & Little Tiger, Concerto for Organ in B-Sharp, Cinderella's Bawl, Bullfighting, Trayf and/or her collection The Art of Bullfighting?


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