Theater Mu winds up New Eyes Festival with three shows
MINNEAPOLIS — The Sex Show explores intimacy through movement and human stories at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Frequent Mu artistic collaborator Sun Mee Chomet is no stranger to staging new works. She has participated in previous New Eyes Festivals, and recently received a TCG Fox Fellowship to study movement/dance and create a piece with Mu’s actors.
With The Sex Show, Chomet aims to show audiences the quiet, humorous, raw, and compelling moments that live within our complex ideas of sexuality using movement and dialogue written by the participating actors.
“In society, Asian Americans are either over-sexualized (usually women) or emasculated (usually men),” Chomet said. “My investigation was in how we navigate these stereotypes and how it causes us to either closet our sexuality or over-compensate in some way. Who are we once those imposed ideas are stripped away?”
The Sex Show is the final show in this year’s New Eyes Festival. It’s just one of three inspiring new works this weekend, so come to a performance. All readings are free and open to the public. A reception to follow where you can meet the players and mingle.
Parents be warned: these performances are intended for adult audiences.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18 AT 7PM
Charles Francis Chan Jr’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery
by Lloyd Suh – directed by Randy Reyes
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 AT 7PM
The Two Kids that Blow S#*t Up
by Carla Ching – directed by Katie Bradley
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AT 7PM
The Sex Show
conceived and directed by Sun Mee Chomet
All readings are FREE to the public on a first-come, first-served basis