"Making Chinatown": Ming Wong
Ming Wong played every main role when he remade Roman Polanski's 1974 classic Chinatown Jack Nicholson's detective, Faye Dunaway's complicated Mrs. Mulwray, Mrs. Mulwray's daughter Katherine. His exhibition at REDCAT looks like a studio back lot with all the props and sets he used in his filming laid out across a darkened gallery, and the various scenes of the movie playing all at once. You walk into the gallery to hear Wong, channeling Nicholson, tell a dirty joke about a "Chinaman," then see him get his nose cut open by a Polanski look-alike, enmeshed in a heated love scene with himself in a blond wig, and trying but failing to save himself when overzealous policemen open fire. 631 W. Second St., dwntwn.; through April 1. (213) 237-2800, redcat.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Feb. 7. Continues through April 1, 2012
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