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Review – Moonwalking in Chinatown – Soho Theatre

September 26, 2007

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The show was fun if unevenly acted and struggling a bit (in my mind) with having a “message” to deliver. The audience was divided into four different groups, each getting slightly different pieces of the intertwining storylines; we were “red,” which meant we got the girl with the “gwai lou” (foreign devil was my read) boyfriend and the exciting mugging/drug deal scene – but I think I might have preferred the “little girl looking for her lost toy” thread or the “young hip Chinese teens” group. (It’s sold out but returns may be available just before the show; call and ask if you want to go.)

Of course, it was chilly outside and not really a good night for sitting quietly in a patio for some outdoor theater, especially when it started to rain, but that’s how it goes sometimes. I put my gym shirt on under my sweater and was nice and lent me his coat. Afterwards we went out for some uninspired Chinese food (the girl from Sichuan province and her date from Taiwan both recommended some other restaurants to us with better food), and now we’re at home, sitting in front of a fire and thawing out. You read me right, a fire: the gas inspectors came by today and showed how to light this apparently non-decorative bit of living room tat. Just you watch our gas bills skyrocket. And, of course, we’ll never want to move now.

(This review is for a performance we saw on September 26th, 2007.)

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