Mu Performing Arts
written by Jessica Huang
directed by Randy Reyes
December 4 - December 20, 2015
When you’re hapa, you know deep down you’re greater than the sum of your many parts. In Purple Cloud, three generations of Huangs deal with the multifacets of their multiracial identities as – accompanied by four Jade Pieces– they embark on a mythical journey from China to America and back again. Through three intertwining stories, we see the Huang family through the messy and beautiful business of acculturation: Grandpa Lee immigrates from Shanghai to America during World War II; his son Orville deals with his confusion as a first generation Asian American, taught to pass as white and unsure of his own blood; and his granddaughter fights for her Chinese-ness through a tattoo of a deer and the search for her true name.
Walking Shadow Theatre Co., presented in association with Mixed Blood Theatre
by Lucas Hnath
directed by Amy Rummenie
May 20 - June 11, 2016
Twenty years ago, this church was just a modest storefront. Now our congregation of thousands gathers together to share faith and hear a monumental announcement from Pastor Paul. This will be a day of celebration... But what Pastor Paul has to say changes everything, shaking the foundation of his church, community, and home.
A rousing play about belief and change, with a hopeful message for believers and non-believers alike -- using the dramatic structure of a live sermon, complete with praise choir!