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The Brothers Paranormal

THE BROTHERS PARANORMAL

by PRINCE GOMOLVILAS
directed by LOU BELLAMY

MAY 2 - 26, 2019

 

A HISTORIC CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN THEATER MU & PENUMBRA THEATER

In response to a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts,” two entrepreneurial Thai-American brothers launch a ghost-hunting business. When the siblings investigate the home of an African American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina, what’s real and what’s fantasy clash against a shocking truth.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

May 2 - 26, 2019

TICKET PRICING

Tickets are available through Penumbra Theatre’s Box Office. Regular priced tickets are $40.

VENUE INFO

The Brothers Paranormal will take place at Penumbra Theatre located at 270 N. Kent St., Saint Paul, MN 55102

For directions or parking information, visit Penumbras’s Visit page.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Thursday, May 9

Thursday, May 16

Thursday, May 23

 

CAST


 

SHERWIN RESURRECCION

Max

REGINA MARIE WILLIAMS *

Delia

JAMES CRAVEN *

Felix

KURT KWAN *

Visarut

LESLIE ISHII *

Tasanee

 
 
 

MICHELLE DE JOYA

Jai

 
 

* DENOTES MEMBERS OF ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION

 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 

LOU BELLAMY

Director

SUN MEE CHOMET

Assistant Director

SAYMOUKDA DUANGPHOUXAY VONGSAY

Dramaturg

MARY K. WINCHELL *

Stage Manager

VICKI SMITH

Scenic Designer

 
 
 

MATHEW LEFEBVRE

Costume Designer

KARIN OLSON

Lighting Designer

SCOTT EDWARDS

Sound Designer

ABBEE WARMBOE

Props Designer

RUTH COUGHLIN LENKOWSKI

Dialect Coach

 
 
 
 

TIERRA ANDERSON *

Assistant Stage Manager

MATTHEW BOERST

Assistant Dramaturg

EM FRIEDMAN

2nd Assistant Stage Manager

 
 

PHOTOS


 

IN THE NEWS


FEATURES

PIONEER PRESS
Penumbra, Mu bring thriller ‘Brothers Paranormal’ to the stage

MPR
Mu, Penumbra bring a cross-cultural ghost story to life

WCCO
Mu and Penumbra join Jearlyn Steele for a conversation about the spooky and spirituality in The Brothers Paranormal. (Start at 20:00 minutes)

STAR TRIBUNE

REVIEWS

STAR TRIBUNE
“a new must-see thriller”

PIONEER PRESS
The Brothers Paranormal stands among the most brilliantly sculpted works I’ve encountered on a Twin Cities stage.”

MINNEPOST
”It’s brilliantly written — spooky, touching, illuminating, funny, sad and sweet”

CITY PAGES
”Director Lou Bellamy keeps the energy crackling, with the help of some hair-raising stagecraft.”

TWIN CITIES GEEK
Easily rivaling the greatest Asian ghost-story films.”

COMPENDIUM
Even the most jaded, experienced theater goer is likely to find plot twists here that they didn't expect.”

CHERRY AND SPOON
”The production is top notch, with an excellent cast and spot on design. Don't miss this historic and fantastic #TCTheater collaboration!”

TALKIN’ BRAODWAY
An absolute victory!”

HOW WAS THE SHOW
One good evening of storytelling”

 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT


PRINCE GOMOLVILAS is a Thai-American writer whose work includes Big Hunk o’ Burnin’ Love, The Theory of Everything (PEN Center USA Literary Award for Drama), and Mysterious Skin (based on the novel by Scott Heim). His plays have been produced at The Drill Hall (London), East West Players (Los Angeles), Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (San Francisco), Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (New York), and Singapore Repertory Theatre. His work has also been developed at the Alley Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Geva Theatre Center, La Jolla Playhouse, The Lark, Ma-Yi Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. He encourages audience members to tell their friends about current and upcoming productions of The Brothers Paranormal in New York City, Indianapolis, Seattle, and Portland. Dates and details are available at www.princegomolvilas.com, where you can also view his TEDx talk, “Mind the Gap.”

 

SPONSORS


 
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