NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2015


The Playwright's Center 2301 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55406 Friday Jan 23 at 7:30pm – 2 PERFORMANCES – Yellowtail Sashimi by Saymoukda Vongsay Directed by Scotty Gunderson Three generations of Lao Americans - a grandmother waiting to die, twin sisters (one in love with an asianphile, one struggling to come out), and a buffalo boy with zero effs to give - are connected by folktales and ominous dreams. Fast Fwd Motion by Katie Ka Vang Directed by Katie Ka Vang Fast Fwd Motion is an intimate look into the lives of a women's volleyball team and how despite all odds continue to find happiness and create an understanding of how their volleyball playing impacts the larger cultural and social systems they belong to. It takes place at the annual Hmong Freedom Festival 2003. *Both plays are unfinished works-in-progress Sat Jan 24th at 7:30pm The Astonishing Journey of Mabel Li and the Mysterious Ways of Lord Ba Tha Za by Myra Sito Velasquez Directed by Eric Sharp "In a world of vengeful ghosts, scheming vixens, and roving sex bandits, what's a poor peasant girl to do?" Sun Jan 25th at 2pm Lemon Twist (A Musical) by Stephane Ly-Coung Directed by Katie Bradley Lemon Twist tells the story of Yvonne, an American-Vietnamese woman living in New York who is torn between her very traditional Vietnamese family and her desire to be a "normal" American. She longs to be an actress – to star in a musical! To light up the silver screen! – but roles for Asians are few and far between. Should she give in to her mother’s pressure to become a pharmacist? Luckily, her sharp sense of humour comes to her aid as she finds herself between jobs, between relationships, feeling neither wholly American nor entirely Vietnamese...

PERFORMANCES



PERFORMANCES (FREE)

Friday, January 23 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 25 at 2:00 PM (PSD)



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