Ada Cheng's 'Not Quite' at The Public House Theatre

NOTE: There are multiple dates for this event: Thursdays June 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd @ 8 PM – 9:30 PM We’re excited to be fundraising for The Healing Corner at these performances! You can learn more about them at their Facebook page: Purchase tickets online for $10 or buy at the door: In this piece, Ada Cheng uses personal stories, monologues, and characters to explore her journey as an immigrant woman from East Asia. Stories center around the intersection of race, immigration, gender, and sexuality. She uses “not quite” to connect three main themes: meanings of home, fractured yet intersectional nature of Asian American identity, and the perils of living under Trump for immigrant women of color, like herself. Ada Cheng is a professor-turned storyteller, improviser, and stand-up comic. She was a tenured professor in Sociology at DePaul University for 15 years. She resigned from her position to pursue theater and performance full time in 2016. She has been featured at storytelling shows in Chicago and Atlanta. She has also told stories at The Moth in Chicago, New York, Denver, and Detroit. Her book, Standing Up: From Renegade Professor to Middle-Aged Comic, published in December 2016 by Difference Press, aims at encouraging people, particularly mid-lifers, to embrace fear about uncertainty and to pursue their passion and dream. Her motto: Make your life the best story you tell. Check out her website for more information. | Contact | Privacy | Terms