THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW

by Rolin Jones


ABOUT

Boutique Theatre presented the Australian premiere of Rolin Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-shortlisted Off-Broadway smash hit as part of the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Jennifer Marcus is a modern-day genius, re-engineering obsolete launch missile codes for the US government in the safety of her bedroom. As it happens, Jennifer is an obsessive-complusive agoraphobic. Having a tenuous relationship with her adoptive parents, Jennifer designs and builds a robot replica of herself to fly over to China in search of her biological parents.

TEGAN JONES | Jennifer Marcus
ANGELIQUE MALCOLM | Adele Hartwick/Mrs. Zhang
KIM KO | Jenny Chow
SAM LAVERY | Preston/Terrence/Col. Hubbard/Dr. Yakunin
LAWRIE FILDES | Mr. Marcus/Mr. Zhang
ROBY FAVRETTO | Todd/A Boy
EMMA CALDWELL | Director & Producer
SAMANTHA CUNNINGHAM | Director
MATT OSBORN | Lighting Designer
JESS HUMPHREY | Stage Manager

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    SEASON

    17 September – 7 October 2015

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    Performances

    PREVIEW | Thursday 17 September 2015
    OPENING NIGHT | Friday 8 September 2015
    TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 8pm

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    VENUE

    Brunswick Arts Space
    Little Breese Street (off Hope Street)
    Brunswick VIC 3056

Media

Colour-blind Casting | The Drawing Room, ABC National Radio

Art Smitten | SYN FM Radio

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow | Coral Drouyn, Stage Whispers

 

– “The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow exemplifies the very best that Fringe has to offer…The entire small cast was stellar, each member excelling at bringing a spark to their respective roles.” Stephanie Liew, themusic.com.au

¬† – “…a resourceful, inventive production… a bit rough and fuzzy in places, but held together with conviction from all¬†concerned.” Owen Richardson, The Age

– “To find a play that is as entertaining as it is poignant, charming as it is clever, is rare these days, but Boutique Theatre have a true gem in The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.” Brodie Paparella, The Australia Times

“This play may be one of pathos and family drama, but it is laced with irreverent humour and ridiculousness. The excellent performances by the cast keep the shifting tone from becoming too apparent, or taking away from moments of heartbreak that this play throws at the audience like an errant punch.” Aaron O’Hara, Pop Culture-Y

“There is no denying the earnest work of the actors performing a cleverly orchestrated play, nor the contagious fun of certain scenes when the whole cast is on stage.” Rod Ceballos, The North Sider