Chi moved to Australia from Vietnam when she was 16 years old... on her own... to pursue acting. You hear that flatline? It’s the sound of her conservative parents’ hearts stopping simultaneously.
After starring in Vietnamese-Australian web series Phi and Me, Chi Nguyen emerges funnier and bolder than ever with her debut solo cabaret LOTUS all about her outrageous life as a Vietnamese immigrant in Australia.
Why did Chi give herself a White name and use it for five years? Will she recover from mispronouncing ‘cement’ as ‘semen’ at an audition? What did she do when her parents thought she wanted to be vegetarian because she joined a cult? All will be answered in this race-in-your-face hour Australia has been waiting for.
Featured original songs include Things White People Say to Me, Google Translate Saved My Life and I’m a Banana (Yellow Outside, White Inside); so catchy it is impossible not to sing along (seriously, English is Chi’s second language so the lyrics are very simple to repeat)
Packed with audacious anecdotes, unapologetic confidence and satire drier than your Chardonnay, LOTUS promises to warm your heart and make you cry from laughing your ass(imilation) off!
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes, including War
"Hugely charming... More, please." - THE AGE
"Moving tale... played my Chi Nguyen with understated power." - BROADWAY BABY
"Superb" - THEATREPEOPLE