Who knew last night was Unofficial Playwrights Night at Impact? Marisela, Prince, M and I met up for pizza at La Val’s, followed by Lauren Yee‘s Ching Chong Chinaman. Turns out Molly Rhodes, Sonia Fernandez and Eugenie Chan were all there, too. Making the show an impromptu Bay Area Playwrights Festival reunion.
Lauren Yee’s show is bananas, as one reviewer would put it. It’s really funny, hip, irreverent, theatrical, and definitely one of Impact’s biggest shows in years. Like, selling out every night big. Like, shows added and “can’t we extend?” big. Like, why didn’t you make reservations because now you might not get to see it big.
After the show, we went to the Unofficial Impact Bar for a post-show beer and/or virgin mary, along with most of the cast, some of the crew, and a few of the aforementioned playwrights. All in all, a great seven-hour night of theater-related fun.