mu performing arts presents four destinies, october 15-31

If you're in the Minneapolis area, and want to check out some Asian American theater, Mu Performing Arts invites you to check out Four Destinies, a new show by poet/playwright/teacher Katie Hae Leo.

The show is described as a smart and hilarious satire that looks at the ideas of fate and destiny through the lens of adoption in America. It's running right now through October 30 at at Mixed Blood Theatre. Here are some more details:

written by Katie Hae Leo
directed by Suzy Messerole
OCTOBER 15 - 30, 2011
(preview Oct 14, $18)

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street

The classic tension between free will and destiny underscores this potent satire of adoption in America. Destiny Jones is a Korean adoptee raised in Minnesota. But Destiny Jones is also an African American adoptee, a Guatemalan-born adoptee, and an adopted Caucasian boy. Four different actors portray the same titular character on the same day with the same family. To further complicate things, a playwright named Katie Leo keeps interrupting, and she really wants to make sure she represents every adoptee ever born, as well as give all of her characters exactly what they want. What happens when the four Destinies do get what they want? In this exploration of fate, DNA, arrival stories, and the families that love them, the answers are never simple.

Contains some strong language and adult situations. Recommended for ages 13+
For more information abut Four Destinies, and to purchase tickets, go to the Mu Performing Arts website here and the play's Facebook event here.

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