THE DEBUTANTE’S BALL


A History Theatre WORLD PREMIERE in collaboration with Mu Performing Arts Enjoy a glimpse into the pageantry, customs, and teenage restlessness that are all part of the Valentine’s Ball and Presentation of Debutantes and Escorts. Since 1978, Minnesota’s Filipino-American community has gathered for this annual affair which celebrates their vibrant heritage as Filipinos and Americans. This fun new coming-of-age play by local artist and former debutante escort Eric 'Pogi' Sumangil follows six teens as they prepare for this special event and connect with their Filipino heritage through stories, haranas (traditional Filipino love songs), the waltz and even a bit of hip hop, while finding the balance between tradition and assimilation, parental pressure and personal independence. Enjoyed by ages 12+  

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PERFORMANCES

Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 PM (Preview)

Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM (Preview)

Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 PM (Opening)

Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM (PSD): Afterthoughts

Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 PM

Friday, March 27 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM (PSD: Afterthoughts)

Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 PM

Friday, April 3 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM (PSD: Afterthoughts)
ASL: American Sign Language interpreted
AD: Audio Described performance

Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 PM

Friday, April 10 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 12 at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM (PSD: Afterthoughts)






PRODUCTION STAFF
Director
Randy Reyes
Scenic Designer
Sara Brandner
Lighting Designer
Karin Olsen
Costume Designer
Christine Richardson
Props Designer
Mina Kinukawa
Sound Designer
C. Andrew Mayer

* denotes member of Actors Equity
SPONSORS

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