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THE DEBUTANTE’S BALL


by ERIC “POGI” SUMANGIL
directed by RANDY REYES

March 21 - April 12, 2015

 

A WORLD PREMIERE IN COLLABORATION WITH HISTORY THEATRE

Enjoy a glimpse into the pageantry, customs, and teenage restlessness that are all part of the Valentine’s Ball and Presentation of Debutantes and Escorts.

Since 1978, Minnesota’s Filipino American community has gathered for this annual affair which celebrates their vibrant heritage as Filipinos and Americans. This fun new coming-of-age play by local artist and former debutante escort Eric ‘Pogi’ Sumangil follows six teens as they prepare for this special event and connect with their Filipino heritage through stories, haranas (traditional Filipino love songs), the waltz and even a bit of hip hop, while finding the balance between tradition and assimilation, parental pressure and personal independence.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

March 21 - April 12, 2015


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VENUE INFO

THE DEBUTANTE’S BALL will take place at the History Theatre, located at 30 10th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101

 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 

RANDY
REYES

Director

SARA
BRANDNER

Scenic Designer

CHRISTINE
RICHARDSON

Costume Designer

MINA
KINUKAWA

Sound Designer

KARIN
OLSEN

Lighting Designer

 
 
 

C. ANDREW
MAYER

Sound Designer

 
 

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