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TALES OF THE STARFRUIT TREE

by R.A. SHIOMI & THIEN-BAO THUC PHI
directed by R.A. SHIOMI


June 3 - 12, 1999

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

June 3 - 12, 1999


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THE RAVEN IN THE STARFRUIT TREE

“I would like to thank NTC/Contemporary Publishing, Inc. for allowing me to base my play upon their version of the folk tale.  Somehow, in the magic of theater, I connected to these characters and felt the timeless excitement of their story.” — R.A. Shiomi

 

CAST


 

EMIR BEN
YONZON

Narrator, Servant

MARCUS VRILIUS QUINONES

Father, Raven

KISEUNG
RHEE

Luu

SUZANNE
BURROWS

Huong

LE VAN
TIEN

Bao,

 
 
 

AMY
ANDERSON

Oanh

 
 

MID-AUTUMN MEMORIES

“This is a Vietnamese play, written by an actual Vietnamese person and featuring talented Asian American artists…One aspect to think about :  Starfruit tree does not enjoy the name recognition…(when is the last time you saw Starfruit Tree airbrushed on the side of a bus?)  So the Ordway should still be held accountable for the return visit of a blockbuster play whose racist, sexist stereotypes of Vietnamese people are unfortunately the only education/image of the Vietnamese for the majority of American people.” — Thien-bao Thue Phi

 

CAST


 

MARCUS VRILIUS QUINONES

Hue, Mandarins Long & Yang, Moon Dancer, Hai, Fairy

AMY
ANDERSON

Thuy, Lady Le, Mrs. Wong, Moon Dancer, Binh, Karen

KISEUNG
RHEE

Emperor, Binh’s Friend

SUZANNE
BURROWS

Empress, Binh’s Friend

EMIR BEN
YONZON

Scribe, Moon Dancer, Uncle Vu

 
 
 

LE VAN
TIEN

Swan Mi, Dinh

ZHANG
YING

Ensemble

LONG THANH
NGUYEN

Ensemble

 
 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 

ANGIE
AHLGREN

Stage Manager

LOEUNG
BUN

Composer

DAN
KEYSER

Scenic Designer

BARBARA
PORTINGA

Costume Designer

TOM
MENDENHALL

Lighting Designer

 
 
 

REID
REJSA

Sound Designer

ROBERT BRUCE
BRAKE

Props Designer

RANDALL
E. SEITZ

Technical Director

TONARA
HING

Choreographer

IN-FIN
TUAN

Graphics Designer

 
 
 

CHARISSA
UEMURA

Photography

 
 

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