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Bird's Nest Soup by Lucy Wang

ISBN #1-60513-119-9
JAC #2011-0024

Cast of Characters
JULIE LIM: Chinese American. Julie is 15 and 17.
MARK LIM: Chinese American, Mark is 12 and 14.
HENRY LIM: Chinese American, early 40s.
DAISY LIM: Chinese American, very beautiful, approaching 40.
ALICE LIM: Chinese American, recent immigrant, classical beauty, mid 30s to early 40s.

Chinese parents. American children. Should Mom do a TV cooking show or be Dad’s subservient wife? There’s going to be a fight, and the kids are in the middle. A fun and sad play about the rites of assimilation.


Acorn, Ohio. 1973-1976.

ACT I: Great Leap Forward
Scene 1 Lim house, middle class suburbia, March 1973, evening.
Scene 2 Lim house, 1 month later.
Scene 3 Lim house, 6 months later.
Scene 4 Lim house, August 8, 1974.

ACT II: Cultural Revolution
Scene 1 Lim house, 4 months later.
Scene 2 Lim house, evening, May 1976.
Scene 3 Lim house, late evening, June.
Scene 4 Lim house (“new” house), September.

Lucy WangAbout 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!


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