Closes Dec 10, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese parents, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan) until they realize she's turning into a dangerous stranger. A Deal is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family's home-buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real-estate ownership by Chinese people overseas and a sharp decline in the value of the RMB against the U.S. dollar. The play reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow.