David Henry Hwang Makes 'Porn' Acting Debut at Film Festival Oct. 6

News   David Henry Hwang Makes 'Porn' Acting Debut at Film Festival Oct. 6 David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning playwright who has penned the new book for the production of Flower Drum Song now at the Virginia Theatre, makes his acting debut — playing himself — in a short film entitled "Asian Pride Porn."

David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning playwright who has penned the new book for the production of Flower Drum Song now at the Virginia Theatre, makes his acting debut — playing himself — in a short film entitled "Asian Pride Porn."

The five-minute short film, written and directed by Greg Pak, "takes a no holds-barred look at a society gone wrong and makes us all too painfully aware that we don't see Asian men and women in more important, empowered roles in today's pornographic films." Part of the FirstSundays Comedy Film Festival, Pak's film will be screened on Oct. 6 (8 PM) at the Chicago City Limits Theater in Manhattan.

The evening will be hosted by comedian-actor Victor Varnardo and will also include several other short films. Titles on the schedule include David Baeumler and Drew Martin's "Fudgie and James," Steve Collins' "The Ballad of Courtney and James," Ward Sutton's animated "Fear News Network," Ken Webb's "When Kansas Disappeared" and Daniel Marracino's "Elton Fiction," a tell-all tabloid tale about the famed rock star Elton John.

Tickets, priced at $10, are available by calling (212) 888-5233. The Chicago City Limits Theater is located at 1105 First Avenue (at 61st Street).

—By Andrew Gans