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CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN JR.’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY


by LLOYD SUH
directed by RANDY REYES

May 12 - 28, 2017

 

THE GUTHRIE THEATER PRESENTS A THEATER MU PRODUCTION IN THE DOWLING STUDIO

1967: a new political identity called Asian American emerges and a young literary hippie named Frank essays an inscrutable Chinese detective. A harmless sing-song orientalist minstrel show that ends in a grotesque carnival of murder!

At once both comedic and political, Lloyd Suh’s play within a play delves into the history and politics of yellowface with a keen eye, dark humor, and a sharp wit. The New York Times calls the show “a metatheatrical polemic about the way Asian-Americans have been characterized and caricatured in popular culture.”

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

May 12 - 28, 2017

TICKET PRICING

$9, general admission

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VENUE INFO

This production will take place at The Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio, located at 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

AGE RECOMMENDATION

This performance is recommended for ages 14+.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Thursday, May 25: ASL, Audio Described, and Open Captioned performance

 

CAST


 

ERIC
SHARP

Frank Chan/ Hastings

HOPE
NORDQUIST

Kathy/ Linda

STEPHANIE
BERTUMEN

Suzy Takagayama/ Eleanor

SONG
KIM

Charles Sr./ Alfred

RANDY
REYES

Monkey

 
 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 

RANDY
REYES

Director

LYNDSEY
HARTER

Stage Manager

MICHELLE
DE JOYA

Assistant Stage Manager

ANDREW
FLESER

Music Director

SARAH
BRANDNER

Scenic Designer

 
 
 

SAMANTHA
FROMM HADDOW

Costume Designer

ANGELINA
VYUSHKOVA

Lighting Designer

MATTHEW
VICHLACH

Sound Designer

ABBEE
WARMBOE

Properties Designer

KATHY
MAXWELL

Projection Designer

 
 
 

JP
MULLICAN

Technical Director

ALLEN
MALICSI

Fight Choreographer

ELIZA
RASHEED

Language Coach

 
 

PHOTOS


 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT


Lloyd Suh is the author of American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, Great Wall Story, The Children of Vonderly, Masha No Home and others, produced with Ma-Yi, The Play Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, La Mama ETC, Magic Theatre (SF), ArtsEmerson (MA), Denver Center Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company (MN), East West Players (LA), and internationally at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, and with PCPA in Seoul, Korea. He has received support from the NEA Arena Stage New Play Development program, the Andrew W. Mellon Launching New Plays Into the Repertoire initiative via The Lark, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Theatre Communications Group and Dramatists Guild. His plays have been published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Duke University Press and American Theater magazine. He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Actors Studio, an alum of Youngblood and the Soho Rep Writer Director Lab, and from 2005-2010 served as Artistic Director of Second Generation and Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab.  He has served since 2011 as Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark.