Point of View

November 11, 2010, 3:43 pm
Filed under: At the Center

Who said going green was easy?  Meet Kristina Wong, a nationally presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, and self-proclaimed “culture jammer” who took on the daunting  mission of living an eco-friendly life when she adopted  a 1981 pink Mercedes Benz that ran on vegetable oil.  “At the time, it sounded pretty cool,” she states, “then reality hit.”   

In their second collaboration, following last season’s acclaimed Broadsword, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Mad Cat Theatre Company present GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY, a world premiere comedy taking place at the Carnival Studio Theater (inside the Ziff Ballet Opera House) from November 18 through 20.  Created by and starring trouble-making funny lady Kristina Wong and directed by Mad Cat Theatre’s founder and resident prankster, Paul Tei, GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY recounts the hilarious and misfortunate adventures of Wong’s life-long attempt at sustainable living, and the challenges and triumphs of being eco-friendly. 

Kristina Wong, Photo courtesy of Artist Management

In her well-meaning quest, Wong endured a nightmare of never-ending car repairs and near-death pursuits for the used vegetable oil to fuel it. When the car finally burst into flames on an L.A. freeway, Wong lost the largest line item in her monthly budget, and gained the inspiration for this premiere production.  We don’t want to give away all the fun parts of this laugh-out-loud comedy but it’s sure to reveal just how tricky it is to “do the right thing by going green.”


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