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THE KOREAN DRAMA ADDICT’S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR VIRGINITY


by MAY LEE-YANG
directed by RANDY REYES

July 27 - August 19, 2018

 

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (Korean soap operas). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? Will he buck tradition and embrace his musical dreams? Fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one’s virginity.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

July 27 - August 19, 2018

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VENUE INFO

THE KOREAN DRAMA ADDICT’S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR VIRGINITY will take place on the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre in the Historic Hamm Building, located at 20 W. 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

 

CAST


 

DEXIENG
YANG

Gao Hlee

BRIAN
KIM

Benedict

CLAY
MAN SOO

Secretary Kim

KHADIJA
SIDDIQUI

Z

KATIE
BRADLEY

Madame Song

 
 
 

PHASOUA
VANG

Mom

JOANN
OUDEKERK

Park Mirae

GREGORY
YANG

Tou Mong

YEEJ
MOUA

Ensemble

MAI
SEE LEE

Ensemble

 
 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 

RANDY
REYES

Director

LYNDSEY K.
HARTER

Stage Manager

SARAH
BRANDNER

Scenic Designer

SAMANTHA
FROMM HADDOW

Costume Designer

KARIN
OLSON

Lighting Designer

 
 
 

MATTHEW
VICHLACH

Sound Designer

ABBEE
WARMBOE

Props Designer

ALEX
OLSEN

Technical Director

 
 

PHOTOS


 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT


May Lee-Yang is a playwright, poet, prose writer, and performance artist. Born in Ban Vinai, a refugee camp in Thailand following the Secret War in Laos, May moved with her family to Saint Paul, MN where she lives to this day. Her work often explores the lives of Hmong women and living in a bicultural world, and she has been hailed by Twin Cities Metro Magazine as “on her way to becoming one of the most powerful and colorful voices in local theater.” Her theater-based works have been presented at Mu Performing Arts, the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), Out North Theater, the 2011 National Asian American Theater Festival, the MN Fringe Festival and others. Her works includeConfessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman and Ten Reasons Why I’d Be a Bad Porn Star.  She has received grants from the Bush Leadership Fellowship, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Performance Network, the Midwestern Voices and Visions Residency Award, the Playwrights’ Center, and the Loft Literary Center.