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Single Asian Female

Presented by

State Theatre Company of South Australia in association with OzAsia Festival and Ech

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Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Dr, Adelaide SA 5000


12 November 2022, 2pm
14 November 2022, 6:30pm


Inside the Golden Phoenix, a humble Chinese restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, two generations of Wong women stand at a crossroads. Mei is a teenager grappling with her identity and getting ready for her school formal; older sister Zoe is eternally single and having a quarter-life crisis after some seriously terrible dates. At the centre of it all is Pearl, the whip-smart, brutally honest matriarch of the family. But Pearl is harbouring a secret that could change their lives forever.

A smash hit across the country, Michelle Law’s (Homecoming Queens, Rosehaven) riotous family comedy bursts onto the Adelaide stage in this new production starring Juanita Navas-Nguyen (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Eureka Day) under the direction of Nescha Jelk (Euphoria, Jasper Jones). Brilliantly funny and incisive, Single Asian Female is a heartwarming story about love, family and karaoke from one of Australia’s most exciting writers.

This brilliant, thigh-slappingly hilarious yet surprisingly affecting play was a COVID casualty in our 2020 season so I’m delighted that it’s back. This time around, the production will be in the hands of some of our greatest local theatre artists. Nescha Jelk’s wry and wonderful production of Euphoria in 2021 was a huge hit with our audiences and I know she’ll work similar magic here, especially with Juanita in one of the key roles. A great family comedy (with spice and sizzle) to round out the year. Mitchell

Content: Coarse language and sexual content
Age Guide: 14+
Run Time: 100 mins (no interval)

Venue Access

Single Asian Female is being held at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.

The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.


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Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.