The wait is finally over! Mu Performing Arts is proud to present the 2012-2013 Season. Read below for all the details on our 21st season of theater and taiko from the heart of the Asian American experience.
This season also marks founding Artistic Director Rick Shiomi’s final year at the helm of company. A series of special events celebrating Shiomi’s work in taiko and theater will coincide with the opening weekend of each production throughout the 2012-2013 season. These events will feature special guests and retrospectives focusing on Rick’s development as an artist and administrator starting in the early days of the Asian American theater movement. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Tickets ON SALE NOW for Mu Daiko at the Cowles Center and Yellow Fever.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 for The Tiger Among Us
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MAIN STAGE SEASON
November 9 - November 11
November 30 - December 2
December 16 - December 16
by Lauren Yee
January 25 - February 10
A modern-day midwestern folktale about a Hmong American family and the tenuous bonds that tie us together
Mu welcomes award-winning playwright Lauren Yee (Ching Chong Chinaman) back to the Twin Cities for her newest play. Presented at Mixed Blood Theatre, The Tiger Among Us explores the cultural disconnect felt by an isolated Hmong American family living in rural Minnesota as two siblings seek to blend traditional Hmong family values with modern life.
November in Minnesota: to bored high schooler Lia, it's just another fricking cold month. But for Lia's troubled father, November means the start of the hunting season and a chance to capture what has eluded him his entire life. For her entrepreneurial brother Pao, each day offers the opportunity to scratch out a new way of living in this rural landscape. But soon, Lia finds herself caught between her responsibilities and her dreams. And just outside their door, something is about to break.
by R.A. Shiomi
March 8 - March 24
April 27 - January 1
5:00 PM Doors open 5:00-6:30 PM Silent Auction (Check back soon for full list) 6:30-7:15 PM Three Course Dinner 7:15-9:15 PM Entertainment and Program
Ticket price includes complimentary valet parking, dinner, beer, and wine. Join your hosts Sara Ochs and Eric Sharp for an evening of delicious food, exciting performances by your favorite Mu artists, and as always, the first peek into our upcoming 2013-2014 season. SPECIAL FOCUS THIS YEAR This year will be a special time to reflect on Rick Shiomi's long and successful career at Mu and to look ahead and welcome our incoming Artistic Director Randy Reyes. This is truly a unique opportunity and we hope you will join us. Click HERE for our silent auction page!
by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
June 15 - June 23
conducted by Steve Stucki