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NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2014

January 23 - 26, 2014

 

WHAT IS A STAGE READING?

A stage reading is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes. The actors, who read from scripts, may be seated, stand in fixed positions, or incorporate minimal stage movement. The purpose is to gauge the effectiveness of the dialogue, pacing and flow, and other dramatic elements that the playwright or director may wish to adjust. Audience feedback contributes to the process.

Artistic Director Randy Reyes will direct the staged readings, which will feature your favorite Mu actors. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served at each reading based on the content of the specific plays.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


TICKET PRICING

Free to the public. Seating is limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

VENUE

NEW EYES FESTIVAL 2014 will take place at The Playwrights' Center, located at 2301 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

 

THE SERIES


Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 PM
THE DIVORCEE DIARIES 

by MAY LEE-YANG

SYNOPSIS

The Hmong sexual revolution is happening. And it’s resulting in nightclubs, barhopping, and divorces. Set against the backdrop of a nightclub, four people explore the fun, the fear, and the fantasy of divorce as they drink, flirt, fight, and try to make sense of lives in transition. 

 

 

Friday, January 24 at 7:30 PM
PURPLE CLOUD 

by JESSICA HUANG

SYNOPSIS

Weaving together the stories of Lee, a Shanghai-born immigrant to America during World War II, his first generation Asian American son, and his mixed-race granddaughter, the Huang family is accompanied by a quartet of Chinese Stones. Brought to America in pockets and soles of shoes, they transform slowly as the Huang family acculturates over generations. 

 

 

Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 PM
YOU FOR ME FOR YOU 

by MIA CHUNG TWO

SYNOPSIS

North Korean sisters—facing starvation at the hands of a dizzyingly corrupt regime—attempt to flee their country. When one sister fails to cross the treacherous border, the other sister promises to race across time and space to rescue her. 

 

 

Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 PM
SAM THE HAM 

by ANDREW SAITO

SYNOPSIS

Following the death of his sports-loving father, Sam Hamamoto tries to finally grow up and move out of his parents’ home... in his forties. Through the rough flirtations of a coworker and his mentorship of a ten-year-old kid, Sam attempts to escape his past.