PERFORMING ARTS

Single Asian Female

It’s the play that has everyone talking in our native tongue. It’s been described as revolutionary, covering all things race and gender in contemporary, modern Australia.

Single Asian Female is about, well yes – three, single, Asian females. But don’t be fooled by the name, this story speaks a universal language.

Pearl, is a recently divorced mother of two, who works hard to run their Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant to build a life for her children that she never had. She is the glue that holds her family together, but harbours a secret that could tear them apart.

Zoe is her eldest daughter, a talented, undiscovered musician who has returned to the nest but also hides a secret of her own. Mei is the youngest. She is a typical fiery 17-year- old, lost at the crossroads of her cultural identity, grappling with confusion and self-doubt.

As the three live together again, their stories unfold and address poignant issues like acceptance of culture and the fight to erode the concept of second class citizenship.

You will laugh, you will cry and there will be moments where you want to laugh, but cry instead because it is all a little too real.

Single Asian Female is simply unmissable and a story that needs to be heard by everyone.

Words by Rubini Gun

Image by Single Asian Female

Details: La Boite Theatre | 11 Feb – March 4

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