The Life and Times of Chang & Eng
The New Play by Philip Kan Gotanda
Thursday, October 4, 2012
4:30pm @ 106 McCormick
Critical Encounters presented a Princeton student reading of master playwright Philip Kan Gotanda's newest play, about the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, whose early lives were spent as a touring "freak" exhibition. Charismatic and canny, they bought out their contract and toured themselves around the world, advising the king of Siam and carousing with English aristocracy before settling down on a Southern plantation, marrying sisters and fathering 21 children between them. Gotanda's new work promises to take the audience on a journey as fantastic as Chang & Eng's own.
Reading followed by a conversation with the playwright.