Coming up August 2019
Several shows to keep your eyes on across the nation in Asian American thaetre:
August 14 to Sep 1
House of Joy
by Madhuri Shekar
Set in a place and time something like 17th century Delhi, House of Joy is a tale of adventure and intrigue drawn from Indian legends and history. An elite bodyguard must choose between protecting the empire and protecting her vulnerable charge, but who will she betray?
Hot Asian Doctor Husband
by Leah Nanako Winkler
Following the sudden death of her Japanese mother – Emi, a twenty-something biracial woman – begins to urgently question her own legacy. Afraid that she is white-washing her Asian culture that she is now solely responsible for, she dumps her perfect white boyfriend of three years in pursuit of a hot Asian doctor husband. But nobody is what they seem to be in this highly theatrical comedy that asks the question: is love truly blind? Or are our relationships just a carefully curated conglomeration of our own racial bias?
August 22 to September 22
Ua Pau (It Is Finished, Over, Destroyed)
By Alani Apio
Kumu Kahua Theatre
Many sides of the turmoil surrounding the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement are encapsulated in Stevie’s family. This is the long-awaited third contemporary drama in Alani Apio’s heartbreaking trilogy that includes Kamau and Kamau A’e, presented by Kumu Kahua.
August 23 to September 15
Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo
FELIX STARRO is a musical by Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo, based on a powerful short story with the same title by acclaimed Filipino American writer, Lysley Tenorio. Protagonist Felix is a famous faith healer in the Philippines, whose clients once included celebrities and big politicians. After falling on hard times, Felix decides to go to San Francisco for one last healing mission with ailing Filipinos in the Bay Area. Junior, Felix Starro’s nineteen year-old, orphan grandson, goes along as his assistant. Unbeknownst to Felix, Junior has plans of his own.