Go the Wong Way

A few years ago, porn-seeking perverts with colonialist ambitions began stumbling onto the wrong mail-order bride website. Presenting itself as a “source for meeting a nice, subservient Asian bride,” BigBadChineseMama.com proceeded to break down sexual politics, racial stereotypes, and power structure via pictures of ass-kicking females above testimonials such as, “I’m learning so much about the Asian culture ever since you mailed me, Janice. Did you know it is customary for the man to cook, clean, and sleep on the living room couch?” After 130,000 hits and a slew of angry emails, Kristina Wong was being summoned for interviews and speaking requests all over the country. This Thursday at 8 p.m., meet the self-professed “cultural jammer” for her fourth full-length solo comedy show, Going Green the Wong Way, a collaboration with Paul Tei of Miami’s irreverent drama company, Mad Cat Theatre. This time, she’ll tackle the environmental movement by way of true misadventures such as the dramatic death of her 1981 pink Mercedes. It ran on vegetable oil and burst into flames on the L.A. freeway.
Thu., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Nov. 18. Continues through Nov. 19, 2010

 
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