Mu Performing Arts and Artistic Director Randy Reyes invite you to experience an unparalleled variety of events in our 2014-15 Season of theater and taiko!
There is something for everyone in this thrilling lineup of plays and concerts as we continue to bring you fantastic performances from the heart of the Asian American experience.
by Eric Sharp
September 12 - September 28
The plan was so simple. 1.) Eat Korean food.
2.) Drink Korean beer.
3.) Live and work in the homeland for the first time in 22 years.
But only days away from moving back to the Midwest, Billy is unexpectedly reunited with his Korean birth brother and must somehow reconcile his modern American life with his newfound Korean past.
Written by and starring longtime Mu performer Eric Sharp (Yellow Fever, Into the Woods, Ching Chong Chinaman), Middle Brother expands Mu’s body of work exploring the Korean adoptee experience. Director Robert Rosen (Theatre de la Jeune Lune) helms this imaginative world premiere with his signature physical theatre style.
Enjoyed by ages 12+ Running Time: 100 min. (No intermission)
November 13 - November 16
Mu Daiko’s brand of heart-pounding rhythms and high-flying movement returns to its Twin Cities community roots in an innovative concert at Mixed Blood Theatre. The nationally recognized taiko drumming ensemble celebrates its 18th season of taiko with reimagined pieces from the repertoire and several premiere pieces, including director Jennifer Weir's brand new collaboration with celebrated local director/choreographer Joe Chvala (Flying Foot Forum, Guthrie Theater). “You owe it to yourself to see [Mu Daiko] perform at least once; it’s a thrill that engages the mind, body, and soul and leaves you feeling invigorated and energized.”
~ Jill Schafer, Cherry & Spoon
November 29 - November 30
The holidays takes their toll on us all…
Santa’s hitting the bottle again, and Jasmine is down in the dumps. The only thing that will cheer her up is singing, dancing, and laughing the night away with her talented friends and family members. Hosted as always by Jasmine (Randy Reyes’ drag persona), this irreverent holiday cabaret showcases Mu’s best musical theater and taiko talent and features delicious food and drinks included in the price of admission.
Be sure to get your tickets early for one of Mu's most popular holiday traditions!
Enjoyed by ages 16+
by David Henry Hwang
January 30 - February 15
"For the warriors in my family" ~ David Henry Hwang Following a successful state-wide tour of Chinese restaurants, Mu's production returns to the Twin Cities for a 3-week run at Mixed Blood Theatre.
Hwang’s landmark 1979 play deftly explores relationships and conflicts between established ABC (American Born Chinese) and FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) newcomers. The production stars Randy Reyes, Meghan Kreidler, and Michael Sung-Ho and follows Mu’s recent productions of other David Henry Hwang plays including Yellow Face (2010) and his adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song (2009).
Don't miss this lively gem from the beginning days of the Asian American theater movement as Mu transforms Mixed Blood Theatre into a Chinese restaurant serving drinks and appetizers during the show.
by Eric "Pogi" Sumangil
March 21 - April 12
by William Shakespeare
May 29 - June 21
"If music be the food of love, play on." Join Mu on the shores of Illyria, where ship-wrecked Viola starts a new life in the court of Count Orsino. As the melancholy clown Feste, Randy Reyes leads a large ensemble cast in this immersive production, marking Mu’s first foray into Shakespeare since our popular 2006 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mu’s shimmering conclusion to the 14-15 Season, this lively and accessible Asian American-inspired romp features a score of live music and loads of physical comedy.