YOU FOR ME FOR YOU

Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415


Mu presents the regional premiere of You for Me for You, a culture crossing tale critics have hailed a “rich and startling North Korean escape epic” (The Guardian), and a “brilliantly imaginative journey … not to be missed” (The Independent). As they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, North Korean sisters Minhee (Sun Mee Chomet) and Junhee (Audrey Park) are torn apart at the border. Each must race across time and space to be together again – navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. Under the direction of Randy Reyes, this fantastical, humor-filled play runs for just two weeks in the Dowling Studio – don’t miss it!

PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 19 at 7:30 PM (Preview) Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 PM (Opening Night) Sunday, February 21 at 1:00 PM Sunday, February 21 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 24 at 1:00 PM Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 PM (PSD) Friday, February 26 at 7:30 PM Saturday, February 27 at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 PM (PSD) Sunday, February 28 at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 PM Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 PM (PSD) Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 PM (PSD) Sunday, March 6 at 1:00 PM

Join us for Post-Show Discussions after select performances:

  • Sunday February 21 (1:00PM performance) Guest: Playwright Mia Chung
  • Thursday February 25 (7:30PM performance) Guest: Dr. Rich Lee, Professor of Psychology and the Editor of the Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • Saturday, February 27 (7:30PM performance) Guests: Julia Nekessa Opati and Angilee Shah from Gazillion Strong
  • Thursday, March 3 (7:30PM performance) Guest: Kurt Robert Kim Blomberg and Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
  • Saturday, March 5 (7:30PM performance) Guest: Hyon Kim of Freedom for North Korean Refugees of Minnesota

Resources on North Korean Refugees

"The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained." A TED Talk with Joseph Kim: Press play below or  WATCH HERE A refugee now living in the US, Joseph Kim tells the story of his life in North Korea during the famine years. He's begun to create a new life — but he still searches for the family he lost.   FreedomLogoFreedom for North Korean Refugees Freedom for North Korean Refugees Minnesota is a Minnesota based non-profit organization working toward the safe and humane resettlement of North Korean refugees in the United States. Freedom for North Korean Refugees Minnesota is pioneering an initiative to educate about the plight of North Korean refugees and to promote relationships and policies that provide for safe, welcoming, and expedite settlement in the United States.  www.freedomrefugeesmn.org "My escape from North Korea" A TED Talk with Hyeonseo Lee: Press play below or  WATCH HERE As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was “the best on the planet.” It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope — and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind. She recently returned to North Korea to rescue her family.     200px-LiNK_LogoLiberty in North Korea Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a nonprofit organization based out of Torrance, California, United States, and Seoul, South Korea. The organization hiding in China and resettles them in South Korea or the United States, so that they can avoid being forcibly repatriated back to North Korea, where they can face harsh punishments as a result of illegally emigrating. The refugees first travel from China to Southeast Asia through what the organization calls a modern-day "Underground Railroad", where they can then be processed and travel to South Korea (or occasionally, the United States) where they are recognized as refugees. From there, LiNK helps the refugees through its resettlement programs. Each rescue costs approximately $3,000 USD, and includes $500 for resettlement programs. As of October 2015, LiNK has resettled 400 refugees throughout the U.S. and South Korea. www.libertyinnorthkorea.org       High Resolutoin MNAPABA Logo Thank you to the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association for their support





THE CAST
Minhee
Sun Mee Chomet*
Junhee
Audrey Park
Liz
Sara Richardson*
"Well" World Inhabitants
Kurt Kwan*
Wade
JuCoby Johnson
Ensemble
Stephanie Bertumen
Ensemble
Anika Kulander

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Director
Randy Reyes*
Stage Manager
Laura Rice*
Set Design/Technical Direction
Joe Stanley
Sound Designer
Mike Croswell
Lighting Designer
Karin Olson
Costume Designer
Samantha Fromm Haddow
Props Mistress
Abbee Warmboe

* denotes member of Actors Equity