TALES OF THE STARFRUIT TREE


The Raven in the Starfruit Tree "I would like to thank NTC/Contemporary Publishing, Inc. for allowing me to base my play upon their version of the folk tale.  Somehow, in the magic of theater, I connected to these characters and felt the timeless excitement of their story." R.A. Shiomi Mid-Autumn Memories "This is a Vietnamese play, written by an actual Vietnamese person and featuring talented Asian American artists...One aspect to think about :  Starfruit tree does not enjoy the name recognition...(when is the last time you saw Starfruit Tree airbrushed on the side of a bus?)  So the Ordway should still be held accountable for the return visit of a blockbuster play whose racist, sexist stereotypes of Vietnamese people are unfortunately the only education/image of the Vietnamese for the majority of American people." Tien-bao Thue Phi
THE CAST
The Raven in the Starfruit Tree
Narrator & Servant

Emir Ben Yonzon
Father & Raven
Marcus Vrilius Quinones
Luu
Kiseung Rhee
Huong
Suzanne Burrows
Bao
Le Van Tien
Oanh
Amy Anderson
Mid-Autumn Memories
Hue, Mandarins Long & Yang,

Marcus Vrilius Quiniones
Moon Dancer, Hai & Fairy

Thuy, Lady Le, Mrs. Wong,
Amy Anderson
Moon Dancer, Binh & Karen

Emperor, Binh's friend
Kiseung Rhee
Empress, Binh's friend
Suzanne Burrows
Scribe, Moon Dancer, Uncle Vu
Emir Ben Yonzon
Swan Mi, Dinh
Le Van Tien

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Stage Manager
Angie Ahlgren
Set Designer
Dan Keyser
Lighting Designer
Tom Mendenhall
Costumes Designer
Barbara Portinga
Sound Designer
Reid Rejsa
Properties Designer
Robert Bruce Brake
Technical Director
Randall E. Seitz
Backstage Crew
Louisa Jensen & Beth Nicholas
Graphics Designer
In-Fin Tuan
Photography
Charissa Uemura
Audio Description
Mari Griggin
Sign Language Interpreter
Maria Nelson
Creographer
Tonara Hing
Music by
Loeung Bun
Ensemble
Zhang YIng

Long Thanh Nguyen

* denotes member of Actors Equity