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A DEAL by ZHU YI @ Chippen Street Theatre

The University of Sydney Union (USU) and Flying House Assembly present the Australian debut of A DEAL by ZHI YI China’s leading female playwright and directed by Shiya Lu.

This is a very fast-paced entertainingly fresh new take on immigration and the culture clash and the unresolved conflict between parents and daughter, and is a crystal clear reflection of a child who wants to be famous and achieve her prominent place on stage in the New World. Her burning all her bridges by fully denigrating her homeland, and her parents and and her government. Becoming an activist refugee, a press-hungry dissident apparently ready to be snatched of the street, and become another victim of extraordinary rendition and its controversial interrogation/torture techniques, whilst held at a black site without trial in a Laogai detention camp (Chinese equivalent of the Soviet Gulag).

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