Go on a thrilling musical adventure filled with magic, mystery and fantastical creatures! Young Minli’s poor village desperately needs good fortune. So she sets out on a quest to find The Old Man in the Moon, who holds all the answers to life’s questions. Along the way Minli rescues a dragon, encounters the dreaded Green Tiger and, by drawing wisdom from her father’s stories, moves closer and closer to riches greater than gold. Adapted from the best-selling book based on Chinese folklore.
Previews: February 7-14, 2020
Regular Performances: February 15–23, 2020
Recommendation: Age 6+. Theatre for Young Audiences … and Their Families is just that, a multi-generational experience for all ages (unfortunately, no children under the age of four and babes-in-arms will be admitted). The only requirement is that each audience member occupies a seat and sits quietly through the performance while having a wonderful time.
Running Time: Theatre for Young Audiences performances are never more than 90 minutes.
Min Kahng is an award-winning Bay Area playwright and composer. His produced works include Bad Kitty On Stage; Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: A Musical Adaptation; The Song of the Nightingale; Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical; and Story Explorers—a new work for young audiences with autism. Kahng’s current projects include a musical adaptation of Henry Kiyama’s The Four Immigrants Manga; a re-imagining of the tale of Calafía, and Midas – a new musical for young audiences based on the Greek myth. Kahng is a recipient of the Theatre Bay Area Titan Award for Playwrights and is a resident playwright with Playwrights Foundation. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, Theatre Communications Group, Theatre Bay Area and Theatre for Young Audiences USA.
Grace Lin, a New York Times best-selling author, is a rare silver NeCaGeNa because her books have been awarded honors for the Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel, and National Book Award. Lin is an introvert, but she also seems to talk a lot because not only is she occasionally a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the New York Times, video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and TEDx speaker, she hosts the kidlitwomen* podcast. In 2016, she was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling, which has truly encouraged her to continue to create her books, even though the Printz award will probably not be in her future.