FROM SHADOWS TO LIGHT


Somewhere in the heavens, a bride-to-be traveling to her arranged wedding encounters a poet of great renown. Through a magical interweaving of shadow puppets and humans, their journey unfolds, revealing the historical tragedies and current realities faced by women in Asian and Asian American communities. Their pathway through truth and terror ultimately illuminates the strength and hope of women's lives in Aisan cultures. Based on true accounts gathered from women locally and across Southeast Asia, Ka Vang gives voice to those whose experience is rarely heard. Artistic Driector Rick Shiomi says, 'Ka brings both love and joy to this story of a poet and a bride on a journey to self-understanding.

THE CAST
Nou Nou
Ann Kim
Jung Li
Kiseung Rhee
Tiger, Duck Merchant, Mai
Sandy'ci Moua
Wong Chan, Lui Phat Yang,
Bill Murray
| Tou Ger's Father,Emperor

Pei Fu Wong, An Mee Yang,
Terri Taing
Counselor

Hunter, Rioter, Mai's father
Wa Yang
Hunter, Rioter, Tou Ger, Servant
Toyo Yokoyama

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Stage Manager
Kelly Schaub
Set Design/ Costume Design
Heidi Hunter Batz
Lighting Designer
Mike Wangen
Costume Intern
Lisa Rae Windloss
Shadow Puppets/ Technical Director
Rich Wilson
Musician
Nicole Erickson
Dramaturgy
Kim Hines and Theater Mu Actors
Photography
Charissa Uemura
Postcard Design
Kim Dalros

* denotes member of Actors Equity