PURPLE CLOUD

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454


WORLD PREMIERE

When you’re hapa, you know deep down you’re greater than the sum of your many parts. In Purple Cloud, three generations of Huangs deal with the many facets of their multiracial identities as – accompanied by four Jade Pieces– they embark on a mythical journey from China to America and back again. Through three intertwining stories, we see the Huang family through the messy and beautiful business of acculturation: Grandpa Lee immigrates from Shanghai to America during World War II; his son Orville deals with his confusion as a first generation Asian American, taught to pass as white and unsure of his own blood; and his granddaughter fights for her Chinese-ness through a tattoo of a deer and the search for her true name.


"Purple Cloud is a fascinating look at a family's multiracial identity, beautifully told." ~ Minnesota Theater Love

"This 'hapa' girl's search for identity, family, and a place in the world is something everyone can relate to in some way, and told in an innovative, imaginative, fantastical yet grounded way by playwright Jessica Huang." ~Cherry and Spoon

"Amazed by Purple Cloud. Didn't know a play could send me from cloud nine to sadness in a matter of seconds." ~Nathalia Torres, via Twitter

"[Director Randy Reyes] has assembled a terrific cast. They are led by [Meghan] Kreidler, who vividly captures the inchoate passions of adolescence, and Rich Remedios as her father, Orville." ~Pioneer Press

"Great storytelling, great acting, great theater. Identity & mixed race complex, heart-warming and hopeful." ~J.C. via Twitter




THE CAST
Hapa Girl
Meghan Kreidler*
Orville Huang
Rich Remedios*
Lee Huang
Alex Galick*
Dragon
Jeannie Lander
Bird
Kylee Brinkman
Tiger
Stephanie Bertumen
Tortoise
Audrey Park

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Director
Randy Reyes*
Stage Manager
Laura Rice*
Scenic Designer
Theresa Akers
Sound Designer
Katharine Horowitz
Lighting Designer
Barry Browning
Costume Designer
Aaron Chvatal
Props Mistress
Amy Reddy

* denotes member of Actors Equity
SPONSORS
Food Sponsored by Keefer Court