At the Firehouse: Man of God by Theater Mu
Man of God (Feb 16-Mar 6) is Theater Mu‘s return to in-person theater, and like its mainstage predecessors, it doesn’t pull any punches. The play, written by Anna Ouyang Moench, shows the real-time reactions of four high school girls who discover their pastor has hidden a video camera in their hotel bathroom during a mission trip to Bangkok. As they try to regain control and avenge themselves, they spiral into #MeToo revenge fantasies in a whiplash of disbelief, resignation, and righteous anger, all mired in dark comedy.
“Moench’s feminist thriller is both funny and hard-hitting as it addresses racialized and sexualized views of Asian American women and how those stereotypes affect girls and impact them through adulthood,” says Mu Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal. “AAPI women experience such high rates of harassment and violence, manifested in March’s Atlanta murders, that it’s important now more than ever for Theater Mu to tackle these issues. Women reported nearly 70% of all anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020, and at least one in five AAPI women experience intimate partner violence.”
Louisa Darr, Suzie Juul, Rich Remedios, Janet Scanlon, and Dexieng Yang make up the cast, and longtime Mu artist and Twin Cities actor Katie Bradley is leading them in her mainstage directorial debut. Get to know them more at one of the post-show talk-backs on Feb 24 and Mar 3, or attend the Community Matinee on Feb 27, which features a post-show by Asian Women United of Minnesota and ManForward, two local organizations that fight against patriarchal violence.
Theater Mu tickets are always Pay As You Are—as low as $5—and patrons are required to use masks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results at the door. We hope you can join us at the Fire House!
Man of God runs from Feb 16-Mar 6. Tickets are available at theatermu.org or by calling 651-789-1012.