1/11/2013 HmongFM


The Tiger Among Us

written by Lauren Yee

directed by Ellen Fenster

assistant directed by Kathy Mouacheupao

cultural consultation by Katie Ka Vang

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

Gaosong Vang, Maxwell Chonk Thao, Saikong Yang, Sheng Kong, Claire Bancroft, and Garry Geiken*

*Member, AEA: Actors' Equity Association

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.

January 25 - February 10, 2013
(Preview: January 24, at 7:30 PM)

Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

Audio Described / ASL Performance on January 27th

Call 651-789-1012 or visit www.muperformingarts.org

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454


Mu welcomes award-winning playwright Lauren Yee (Ching Chong Chinaman) back to the Twin Cities for her newest play. The Tiger 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.

Contains strong language. Recommended for ages 12+.

Playlist Tracks: 
Gaosong Vang - Tsev Neeg Kuv Hlub
Album: Tsev Neeg Kuv Hlub; Label: Self
A Day Forward - Save You
Album: Ticket Out of the City; Label: Self
Aechos - Nothing Left To Say
Album: Sounds of Silence; Label: Self
EVO - Empty Spaces
Album: EVO; Label: Evolution Records
Ellen Fenster - Director
Topics: The Tiger Among Us
Saikong Yang - Actor
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Gaosong Vang - Actor
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Maxwell Thao - Actor
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Air Date: 
January 11, 2013