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THE TIGER AMONG US


by LAUREN YEE
directed by ELLEN FENSTER

January 25 - February 10, 2013

 

A WORLD PREMIERE

A modern-day midwestern folktale about a Hmong American family and the tenuous bonds that tie us together

Mu welcomes award-winning playwright Lauren Yee (Ching Chong Chinaman) back to the Twin Cities for her newest play. Presented at Mixed Blood Theatre, THE TIGET AMONG US explores the cultural disconnect felt by an isolated Hmong American family living in rural Minnesota as two siblings seek to blend traditional Hmong family values with modern life.

November in Minnesota: to bored high schooler Lia, it’s just another fricking cold month. But for Lia’s troubled father, November means the start of the hunting season and a chance to capture what has eluded him his entire life. For her entrepreneurial brother Pao, each day offers the opportunity to scratch out a new way of living in this rural landscape. But soon, Lia finds herself caught between her responsibilities and her dreams. And just outside their door, something is about to break.

Contains strong language. Recommended for ages 12+.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

January 25 - February 10, 2013

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VENUE INFO

THE TIGER AMONG US will take place at Mixed Blood Theatre, located at 1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454

 

CAST


 

GAOSONG
VANG

Lia

MAXWELL
CHONK THAO

Pao

SAIKONG
YANG

Dad

SHENK
KONG

May

CLAIRE
BANCROFT

Selma

 
 
 

GARRY
GEIKEN

Man

 
 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 

ELLEN
FENSTER
Director

KATHY
MOUACHEUPAO

Assistant Director

TAMMY
HEESCHEN GAGLIOTI

Stage Manager

KATIE KA
VANG

Music Director

RON
ALBERT

Scenic Designer

 
 
 

ANDREA
GROSS

Costume Designer

MIKE
KITTEL

Lighting Designer

KELLIE
LARSEN

Props Designer

 
 

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