THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP


Kilburn Theatre at Rarig Center on the U of M Campus 330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Diana and Max meet at 9 years old, the day their parents start having an affair. In the ensuing decades, they see each other through highs and lows, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend so you end up hating them.

The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up was featured in the 2016 New Eyes Festival at The Playwrights Center, and we are pleased to have Carla's show opening our 25th Anniversary Season.

STARRING

Sun Mee Chomet* as "Diana"

Sun Mee Chomet* as "Diana"

Sherwin Resurreccion as "Max"

Sherwin Resurreccion as "Max"

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

CARLA CHING THE KILROYS ©ELISABETH CAREN 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CARLA CHING ©ELISABETH CAREN

An LA native, Carla Ching stumbled upon pan-Asian performance collective Peeling at the Asian American Writers Workshop and wrote and performed with them for three years, which she still considers her first theater training. Her plays include Nomad Motel (2015 O’Neill Playwrights Conference; workshop with Roundabout Theater Company), Fast Company (South Coast Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lyric Stage, Pork Filled Productions; winner of the Edgerton New American Play Award and The Seattle Times’ Footlights Award for Top Play on a Smaller Stage ), TBA  (2g), The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness (Ma-Yi Theater Company), and The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up (also currently running at Artists at Play in Los Angeles). She’s an alumna of The Women’s Project Lab, the Lark Play Development Center Writers Workshop, the CTG Writers’ Workshop and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Former Artistic Director of Asian American Theater Company, 2g.TBA is published in Out of Time and Place.Fast Company is published by Samuel French. BA, Vassar College. MFA, New School for Drama. Proud member of New Dramatists and The Kilroys. On television, Carla has written on USA’s Graceland, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and is currently writing on Amazon’s I Love Dick,executive produced by Sarah Gubbins and Jill Soloway. www.carlaching.com Twitter: @carlaching

The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up was developed by and received its co-world premiere by Artists at Play in Los Angeles, CA; Julia Cho, Stefanie Wong Lau, and Marie-Reine Velez, Producing Artistic Leaders and Mu Performing Arts in Minneapolis, MN; Randy Reyes, Artistic Director. The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by Mu Performing Arts on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and Mu is solely that of licensor and licensee.

PERFORMANCES

Friday, September 9 at 7:30 PM

Opening Night - Post Show Discussion with Author David Mura,

Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 11 at 4:00 PM

Sunday, September 11 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 PM

Friday, September 16 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 18 at 4:00 PM







THE CAST
Sherwin Resurreccion
Max
Sun Mee Chomet*
Diana

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Director
Randy Reyes*
Stage Manager
Katie Kenfield
Set/Lighting Designer
Sarah Brandner
Technical Director
Jason Allyn-Schwerin
Props Designer
Merritt Rodriguez
Costume Designer
Aaron Chvatal
Sound Designer
Akiem Scott
Assistant Stage Manager
Joseph Vang
Intern
Christine Hwang

* denotes member of Actors Equity