Written by Ehkhudah Zar
Directed by Eliza Rasheed
May 19 - 27, 2023
at The Historic Mounds Theatre
The story of Muyehpen has been passed down for generations by the Karen people of Burma. Known to be the most beautiful Karen woman in her time, and possessing supernatural powers, Muyehpen was kidnapped by the king of Siam and became a sacrifice. This is her narrative of resistance and resilience, which lives on today. The world premiere production will be the first-ever theater production by a Karen artist in Minnesota, and will share the story of Muyehpen with a new generation.
Featuring Zachary Benson (김민철), Mookopaw Kasuh, Psawpaw Kasuh, Song Kim, Thant Arkar Kyaw, Andrew Lee, Viet Nguyen, Jenny Tam, Mai Moua Thao, Juanita Sayaovong Vang & Ehkhudah Zar
Creative Team: Alessandra Bongiardina, Alexi Carlson, Alice Endo, Mitchell Frazier, Isabella Freeland, Yuhen Jiang, Ash Khun, MJ Luna, Peter Morrow, Aaron Preusse, & Jame See Yang.
Age Recommendation: 13 and up; OR the discretion of individual families. There is a brief mention of sexual violence, but we do not see it on stage.
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St. Paul, MN 55106
Friday 5/19 at 7:30 pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday 5/20 at 7:30 pm
Sunday 5/21 at 4:00 pm - SOLD OUT (Post Show Discussion)
Thursday 5/25 at 7:30 pm - SOLD OUT
Friday 5/26 at 7:30 pm - Audio Described & Post-Show Discussion
Saturday 5/27 at 7:30 pm
General $22 - FREE
Each performance has 40 free tickets available per evening.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: bit.ly/MuyehpenPlay
This play is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This project is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation and St. Paul Cultural STAR.