Nominee Best Cabaret 2019 Melbourne Fringe
LOTUS is all about Chi Nguyen's outrageous life as a Vietnamese immigrant living in Australia.
After a successful premiere season in 2019, with a Best Cabaret Nomination and sold-out closing night, LOTUS is back by popular demand with brand-new original songs and even funnier sketches (if you can believe it!)
Why did Chi give herself a White name and use it for five years? Will she ever 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 'Welcome to Australia (Said Every White Person I've Met)', '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).
If anything, come for the Vietnamese coffee Chi will be making on stage!
Packed with audacious anecdotes, unapologetic confidence and satire drier than your Chardonnay, LOTUS promises to warm your heart and make you laugh your ass(imilation) off!
'Charming.' The Age
'Chi is such a talent! And her story is so important, in a time where so many Australians refuse to acknowledge their privilege and show empathy for immigrants and refugees.' Audience member
'Incredibly beautiful and hilarious and important... definitely the BEST thing I've seen in a long time!' Audience member
This show contains: Political, religious or racial themes.
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