The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

  $24 - $30

Jennifer Marcus is an agoraphobic, obsessive-compulsive genius who re-engineers obsolete missile components for the U.S. Army from her bedroom. Just your average girl. When she decides to find her birth family in China, she uses her technological genius to devise a new form of human contact. Rolin Jones’ irreverent and touching comedy chronicles one brilliant woman’s quest to determine her heritage and face her fears with the help of a Mormon missionary, a pizza delivery guy and her astounding creation, Jenny Chow.

Director Mark Pergola has cast Min Kyung as Jennifer Marcus. Min Kyung is making her Vintage Theatre and Denver debut.  She graduated from UC Davis as a theater major, worked at the Capital Stage in Sacramento and was a part of a theatre troupe in South Korea. Rounding out the cast is Emily Gerhard (Jenny Chow), Margaret Norwood (Adele Marcus), Andy Anderson (Mr. Marcus), Erik Thurston (Todd) and Andrew Uhlenhopp (Preston/Terrence/Dr Yakunin/Col. Hubbard/Computer Translator).

Rolin Jones plays include The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, for which he was a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Sovereignty.  His work in television includes Showtime's Weeds and United States of Tara, NBC drama Friday Night Lights and HBO's Boardwalk Empire. He was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Series for his work on the series and received a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the episode "The Son".

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