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Posted on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 5:55 a.m.

Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang to speak at U-M

By Staff


Playwright David Henry Hwang will speak at U-M.

The creator of the Tony Award-winning play "M. Butterfly" will speak Friday, Jan. 13 at the University of Michigan.

David Henry Hwang is scheduled to discuss his new Broadway hit, "Chinglish," at 4-5:30 p.m. at the Michigan League. Hwang won his Tony Award in 1988, and his current show is a comedy about a U.S. businessman trying to secure a lucrative deal in China. To learn more about "Chinglish," check out this NPR story about the show.

Hwang's talk is free and open to the public. There's also a reception afterward. The Confucius Institute and the Department of Comparative Literature are sponsors of the event.