The Guthrie Theater presents a Mu Performing Arts production of
Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery
by Lloyd Suh
*Preview performance is Friday, May 12. Opening night is Saturday, May 13.
1967: a new political identity called Asian American emerges and a young literary hippie named Frank essays an inscrutable Chinese detective. A harmless sing-song orientalist minstrel show that ends in a grotesque carnival of murder!
At once both comedic and political, Lloyd Suh’s play within a play delves into the history and politics of yellowface with a keen eye, dark humor, and a sharp wit. The New York Times calls the show "a metatheatrical polemic about the way Asian-Americans have been characterized and caricatured in popular culture."
Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery was featured in the 2016 New Eyes Festival at The Playwrights Center, and we are pleased to add Lloyd's show to our 25th Anniversary Season.
Join us at Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio as we stage this exciting work as part of the Level Nine Initiative!
This production is recommended for age 14 and up.Preview performance is Friday, May 12. Opening night is Saturday, May 13.
Tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating in the Dowling Studio is General Admission. All prices and performances subject to change.
Every Dowling Studio performance includes an audience engagement component. Check back for details.
Part of the Level Nine Series, devoted to community dialogue about today’s most significant topics and questions.
ASL Performances Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. Audio Described Performances Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. Open Captioned Performances Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.